Apple are celebrating after recording massive profits for the year ending 2011, with the iPad and iPhone breaking records for the amount of sales achieved.
From January through to December the company showed off $46.33 billion in revenue and a profit margin of $13.06 billion.
It means that Apple increased their takings from 2010 which were registered at $26.7 billion and were also able to double their quarterly profit within the space of 12 months to $6 billion.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the share value of Apple has risen to $13.87 per share and the final quarter of 2011 saw a reported 128% increase in sales of iPhones across the globe.
The sales of the Apple iPad came in at 15.4 million across the globe, whilst Macs showed two million units worth of sales.
It means Apple’s finances stand at a healthy $97.6 billion in cash and securities, to put this in perspective, the USA Government were forced to borrow money last summer as they dropped to $72 billion in cash and deposits.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement: “We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs.
“Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline,” he added.
With the expected launch of the iPad 3 in the early spring and the possibility of a new iPhone emerging, Apple have the artillery to ensure that they can sustain the sales of 2011 into 2012.
No mention has yet been made of Apple HDTV which is still being touted as Apple’s next large enterprise, although that may take a back seat whilst Apple focuses on its iBook 2 which was unveiled earlier this month.