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iPhone sales rise in second quarter, while iPad sales fall

Apple CEO "eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products"

iPhone and Mac sales rose during Apple's second financial quarter ended March 29, while iPad and iPod sales declined.

On Wednesday the company reported quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, compared to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion during the second quarter of the previous financial year.

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iPhone sales rose from 37.4 million units in Q2 2013 to 43.7 million in Q2 2014, while iPad sales declined from 19.5 million units to 16.4 million.

During the same period, Mac sales rose slightly from 4 million units to 4.1 million, while iPod sales dropped from 5.6 million units to 2.8 million.

"We're very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "We're eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market."

Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Apple and Google are offering mobile game developers extra promotion in exchange for pledging a period of exclusivity to iOS or Android.

Anonymous sources claimed that games like Plants vs. Zombies 2, which stayed an iOS exclusive for two months after its release in August 2013, were given prominent placement in the App Store in exchange.

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