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That equals earnings of $10.7 billion, or $2.07 per share, beating the anticipated $1.87. If the iPhone X is a big hit, that could fuel growth of offerings like Apple Music and iCloud storage in coming years.

Analysts had expected total revenue of $50.7bn, according to Thomson Reuters.

Apple exceeded all metrics, reporting it had sold 46.7 million iPhones, and made profit of $2.07 per share on revenue of $52.6 billion.

"You will be informed tomorrow only about the availability of iPhone X. We have not got the devices so far", a representative from Imagine Store, an Apple Premium Reseller in Gurugram, told IANS.

The company also showed off other new products in the back half of this year, amid back-to-school shopping season: the Apple Watch Series 3 with a cellular connection, its thinnest and lightest MacBook yet, and the Apple TV 4K.

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Subsequent Apple's freshest news, people were waiting for the much-hyped iPhone X that was promoted as the eventuality of super smartphones. The previous record was $78 billion during the holiday quarter of 2016.

The company also did not say whether it had concerns about building enough iPhone X units to satisfy demand; many analysts have said they've already factored likely delays that could stretch well into 2018 into their forecasts.

"We're happy to report a very strong finish to a great fiscal 2017, with record fourth quarter revenue, year-over-year growth for all our product categories, and our best quarter ever for Services", said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

In the past few days, several media reports have claimed that Apple is facing a huge supply gap primarily for two reasons: difficulties in assembling the new facial identification software and 3D camera, and "off the charts" pre-orders for iPhone X after the Apple fraternity didn't make the expected beeline for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. This was Apple's fiscal 2017 fourth quarter white ended September 30, 2017.

But the numbers that most Apple watchers were focused on were those outlining what the company expects to see for the next quarter.

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