Apple has managed to fight its way through the recession thanks to record sales of iPhones and Mac computers.
The technology giant has sold more of its flagship products than ever, boosting its revenue by 25 per cent.
Apple sold 17 per cent more Macs than in the same fourth quarter last year with over three million being bought, while a seven per cent rise in sales of iPhones saw more than seven million fly off the shelves.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said the company was thrilled with its sales figures this year.
“We have got a very strong lineup for the holiday season and some really great new products in the pipeline for 2010,” he added.
An updated iPhone 3GS was released in June, while upgraded firmware including media messaging capabilities has helped the firm drive sales of its handheld device.
A new operating system was also released last month for Mac computers, helping them to stave off the impending release of Microsoft’s new Windows 7 platform.