Don’t fret; Apple will make big gains by the holidays

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For investors and those with vested interests in Apple as a company, the news this week wasn't very good. Apple fell short of market expectations for the third quarter, but the company has huge expectations for the 2012 holiday shopping season. The reported sales for this third quarter were 26 million iPhones, 17 million iPads and 4 million Macs with a profit increase of $8.8 billion. The difference in the expected and actual sales figures may in part be the result of more individuals realizing the benefits of iPhone repair services, opting to fix a broken device than shell out tons of cash on a new one.

Look, we know these big sales gains would make the typical company thrilled, but we're talking about Apple here. There doesn't seem to be a ceiling for these guys. Even still, Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, seems pretty happy with how the company is currently moving.

“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a statement to investors. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

With all these sales, there's bound to be plenty of old, broken devices lying around. Do you have one? Check it out and if you do, send it over to iResQ for iPod, iPhone or iPad repair. The device should come back almost as good as new very quickly, meaning you may be able to avoid dropping hundreds of dollars on a new device.

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