Apple shipped 771 thousand Macintosh® units during the quarter.
“This was a great new product quarter for Apple, starting with the iTunes Music Store and the new third-generation iPods, and ending with the announcement of the Power Mac G5 and the developer preview of Panther, the fourth major release of Mac OS X,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Customer response to our new products has been very strong, and this quarter we are focused on delivering Power Mac G5s beginning in August and finishing Panther for release later this year.”
“We are very proud to have exceeded our revenue target for the third quarter despite the difficult economic backdrop,” said Fred Anderson, Apple’s CFO. “We continue to be pleased with our working capital management and our ability to increase cash which totals over $4.5 billion. Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of 2003, we expect an increase in revenues and a slight increase in earnings relative to the June quarter.”
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