Apple Reveals Robust Q2 Profits

21 April 2006

   CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA - Sales of iPod music players helped Apple Computers record a 41% surge in second-quarter profits.
   The company reported earnings of $410 million (€332m; £229.9m) for the quarter ended April 1, up from $290m a year earlier.
   Revenue climbed almost 35% to $4.36 billion as Apple sold 8.5 million iPod units, up from 5.3 million a year earlier. Sales of Macintosh personal computers also rose, even as Apple switches its entire PC line over to microprocessors from Intel.