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Apple is celebrating a strong fourth quarter with revenues of $6.22bn in the three months ending 29 September 2007, and a profit of $904m, or just over $1 a share.

In the same period a year ago Apple made revenues of $4.84bn and profits of $542m. So for the fiscal year 2007 Apple made revenues of $24bn and a net profit of $3.5bn.

Mac shipments were up 34 per cent on last year - Apple shipped 2.1 million machines in the quarter.

Apple also sold 10.2 million iPods in the three months - up 17 per cent on the same quarter last year. The iPhone racked up 1.2 million sales, making cumulative sales for 2007 of 1.4 million.

For the first quarter of 2008, Apple expects turnover of $9.2bn and profits of $1.42 a share

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