Updated with comments from Apple's post-earnings conference callApple ( AAPL) flew by targets on the wings of iPhone and Mac sales. The iPhone maker posted pro forma earnings of $1.35 a share, compared to an adjusted profit of $1.19 a share in the year-ago quarter and well above the $1.17 that analysts were looking for, according to Yahoo! Finance. Sales for Apple's fiscal third quarter ended last month were $8.34 billion, 12% higher than the $7.45 billion level a year ago and better than the $8.2 billion analysts anticipated. "We're making our most innovative products ever and our customers are responding," CEO Steve Jobs said in a press release. "We're thrilled to have sold over 5.2 million iPhones during the quarter and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from our App Store in its first year."
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