∞ Apple reports $6 billion profit on strong Mac, iPad, iPhone sales

Apple on Tuesday reported its first quarter financial earnings. The company reported a profit of $6 billion profit on $26.74 billion in revenue.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]According to Apple, the company sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. The earnings report also noted 7.33 million iPads were sold during the quarter.

Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue, according to Apple.

Looking ahead, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said Apple expects revenue of about $22 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $4.90 for the second fiscal quarter.

Apple’s stock closed down $7.83 or 2.25 percent at $340.65 from yesterday’s close of $348.48. The stock is being affected by news on Monday that Apple CEO Steve Jobs would take a leave of absence from the company.