Alongside today's announcement that it sold a record-breaking nine million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models over the launch weekend, Apple made a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealing that it now expects revenue and gross margin for the current financial quarter to come in at the high end of its previously issued guidance.
On September 23, 2013, Apple Inc. (the "Company") announced that it has sold over nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20.
Apple expects total company revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter to be near the high end of the previously provided range of $34 billion to $37 billion, and expects gross margin to be near the high end of the previously provided range of 36% to 37%.
Apple's fourth fiscal quarter of 2013 runs through September 28, and the company will report earnings for the quarter in the latter part of October.
Apple's stock is currently up over 6% in pre-market trading.