With Apple just recently posting their best quarter on record, people immediately started to wonder if they would overtake Microsoft for that period. Today, Microsoft announced their quarterly details, and they’ve dodged an Apple shaped bullet, but not by much. Much like Apple, they had an excellent quarter, their best Q4 ever, pulling in $16.04 billion in revenue, beating Apple’s $15.7 billion. That’s a net profit of $4.52 billion, compared again to Apple who made $3.25 billion.
Microsoft outperformed expectations, and managed to keep ahead of perennial rival Apple, significantly in terms of profit, and slightly for revenue.
A lot will ride on Windows Phone 7, to see if it’s enough to beat the mammoth inertia Apple has due to the iPhone and iPad.