Apple reported a profit of $ 1.14 billion in the quarter ended in September, or $ 1.26 per share, which corresponds to a 26 percent gain compared to the results presented in the same period in 2007.
The iPhone 3G contributed in great part to the recorded values, which when selling 6.9 million units in the third quarter, against 6.1 million total sales of the first generation of the phone, became the market leader, surpassing rival Blackberry.
The North American company also broke the quarterly sales records for Macintosh computers, with 2.6 million units sold and for portable iPod music players, with 11.1 million units sold.
Sales of Apple products grew 27 percent to $ 7.9 billion, slightly below expectations of analysts, who expected the company to receive $ 8 billion in sales of computers, iPods, iPhones and other components.
For the current quarter, Apple officials estimate a profit of $ 1.06 to $ 1.35 per share, with sales rising to $ 10 billion.