It may not be the $37.4 billion windfall analysts were expecting, but Apple surpassed its own $34 billion estimates for its fiscal third quarter, with international sales making up 62 percent of the company's fortunes.
The number crunchers in Cupertino are notorious for conservative estimates when it comes to forecasting revenue for the next quarter, but Apple has managed to exceed Wall Street’s expectations yet again with $39.2 billion in revenue for their fiscal second quarter.
It was only about a year ago, that Apple passed Microsoft in the market cap segment. To be expected, right? Surely Apple couldn't overtake Microsoft in revenue right? Wrong. Apple did just that this past October. Apple added another feather in its financial cap today after Microsoft released their Q3 2011 results. Apple has now topped Microsoft in profits, too.