Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm.

Apple’s Reality-Check Quarter In Charts

Apple’s June quarter results, released this afternoon, set a few records but fell short of many expectations, including mine.

iPhone and Mac shipments were particularly soft, while iPad sales — 17 million — set an all-time high. Apple sold more “computers” last quarter — 21 million Macs and iPads — than any quarter ever before, including last Christmas.

But the big-picture story is that this is a slower period ahead of the expected new iPhone and potential new iPad this fall (and maybe someday, a television). Apple’s 23% year-over-year revenue growth was its slowest since 12% growth in the June 2009 quarter, and was almost down at Google’s 21% level!

Apple Earnings Charts, June 2012 Quarter

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