The company's results got a pick-me-up from an after-tax gain stemming from adjustments to its pension and benefit plans.
The iPad Air, Apple's fifth-generation iPad, weighs just 1 pound, is 7.5mm thick and boasts its new A7 processor, making it eight times faster than the iPad 4.
The electronics retailer will offer the minimum credit for all working iPads and iPad Minis released after the iPad 2.
Apple's Phil Schiller reveals the iPad Air with Retina Display. The new tablet is 7.5mm thick and weighs just 1 pound. It will be available November 1 starting at $499 for the 16GB model and $629 for the cellular version.
Following Microsoft's announcement of a cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One, NPD Group reports that Sony's PlayStation 4 yet again claimed the hardware crown.
If last month is any indicator, 2013 may be the year of the iPad Mini and smaller tablets in general.
Despite a strong showing from Xbox One exclusive Titanfall -- which captured the top spot in March software sales -- Microsoft's system can't keep up with the PlayStation 4.
The PS4 is selling better than the Xbox One, a Sony exec has said, but it's still nowhere near enough.
With its slim design, fantastic screen, and oodles of power, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a superb smaller tablet, and a worthy competitor to the ever-popular iPad Mini.
The cheaper price represents a major shift for Microsoft, as does a decision to drop the $60 annual fee to access streaming content such as Netflix and YouTube.