The iPad is being given credit for a considerable increases in the Apple retail store sales over the last quarter according to a report published by the Digital Daily about the profitability of Apple retail stores.
The report states that in Apple’s last quarter — Q3 for Apple — the fruit company’s retail arm brought in $2.58 billion, a 72.8 percent jump from Q2 of 2009.
Looking back the Digital Daily notes that $2.58 billion is, “greater than the company’s total quarterly revenue from the second quarter of fiscal 1996 through the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004.”
The iPad launch has created a 38.7 percent increase in visitors per store, a 52.9 percent increase in same-store revenues, and a stunning 106.3 percent increase in non-Mac revenues.
For more information read the complete report at the Digital Daily website