Apple sells record 74.5 million iPhones in quarter, revenue beats

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Posted: Jan 27, 2015 4:33 PM

(Reuters) - Apple Inc posted a far better-than-expected 29.5 percent jump in quarterly revenue, driven by record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season.

The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its first quarter ended Dec. 27. Revenue rose to $74.6 billion from $57.6 billion a year earlier. ]

Analysts on average had expected revenue of $67.69 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)