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Q4 11 Apple USA China & Japan Drive Record iPhone Quarter
Apple broke records in almost all key metrics, driven by unprecedented iPhone shipments of 37 million units worldwide in Q4 2011. While some exceptional circumstances contributed to the numbers, such as the deferred demand for iPhones generated by the late arrival of the 4S model, and the fact that it was a long 14-week quarter, this was nonetheless a blockbuster result for Apple, which reaffirmed its strength and momentum in the smartphone market after the tragic loss of Steve Jobs. Key countries driving iPhone growth included the US, China and Japan.