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Okay, for real this time. Getting an intro from Apple's Nancy Paxton who's introducing
Peter Oppenheimer - Apple’s chief financial officer
Tim Cook - Apple’s chief executive officer
Gary Wipfler - Apple's treasurer
Oppenheimer says hello, going over the results. New records for iPad and Mac sales for the quarter. Including $36b revenue tally.
Margin was $10.9b and EPS of $8.67.
First up Mac: 4.9M macs -- a new record.
1 percent YoY growth, Oppenheimer says, bringing up general slide in PC sales. Portables were up 9 percent, and made up 80 percent of the sales based on Air and Pro.
Oppenheimer brings up new iMac design, as well as the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
3-4 weeks of Mac channel inventory, which Oppenheimer says is below 4-5 week range.
iPod Touch continues to account for more than half of iPods sold, Oppenheimer says.
The iPod continues to be the most popular Mp3 players in the world, he says.
The iPod Touch is the slimmest iPod Touch yet. Oppenheimer goes through the details.
Full range of iPods will make wonderful gifts this holiday season, he says.
We look forward to launching the new iTunes, with new player, iCloud integration, user interface, Oppenheimer says.
Now onto iPhone: 26.9M iPhones.
Up 58 year over year in terms of growth for the quarter. iPhone 5 launched Sept 21, "demand has been phenomenal" Oppenheimer says.
Demand has outstripped supply he says. Company has 9.1M iPhones in inventory.
iPhone rev was $17.1B compared to $11B the same quarter a year ago.
iPhone in business: Oppenheimer going over a handful of companies using iPhones in business including Amtrak for ticketing by phone.
Oppenheimer says the iPhone "revolutionizes" the process they were using before. Oppenheimer moves onto news, including BBC and WSJ that use the iPhone for broadcast on TV and Web streaming.
Pleased with 14M iPads sold in the quarter, an increase of 26% from a year ago.
iPad sales were ahead of our expectations, he says.
Oppenheimer talks about newly unveiled iPad Mini, fourth-generation iPad.
Together with iPad 2, these two iPads run 275,000 apps.
$7.5 billion in recognized revenue from iPad, an increase in 9 percent.
The iPad is fundamentally changing work practices around the world, Oppenheimer says.
Volkswagon has developed more than 30 in-house apps for iPad use at work, Oppenheimer says.
Oppenheimer continues to list off examples of companies using the iPad to "redefine" how they operate.
We sold over 44 million iOS devices in the September quarter, he says.
We established an all-time record for quarterly app sales. Reached $6.5 billion in cumulative payments to developers.
iOS 6 is already on 200 million devices, Oppenheimer says.
iOS 6 launched last month, and now on more than 200M devices (this number came up during Apple's event earlier this week).
Oppenheimer brings up Maps, saying the company will work hard.
We will work non-stop until maps meets our incredibly high standards, Oppenheimer says.
Apple opened 18 news stores in the quarter, including a new one in Sweden and a second one in Hong Kong.
Apple ended the quarter with 390 stores, Oppenheimer says.
Onto Retail: 18 percent increase in revenue. 18 new stores in 10 countries during the quarter, including on in Sweden, and another in Hong Kong which was the largest opening.
390 stores, 140 of which are outside of the U.S.
Apple stores generated $848 million in segment revenue in the period.
The tax rate for the period was 24.5%, with full year rate at 25.2%, he says.
19,000 visitors per week at retail. Oppenheimer moves onto tax rates and compensations now.
Cash: $121.3 billion at the end of the quarter.
Apple started an accelerated share buyback program with a private investor, and said it may publicly buy back shares.