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Apple defies tech trends, posts record 2nd quarter
Apple defies tech trends, posts record 2nd quarter

Apple Inc.'s message to shareholders: We're “bucking the tide.” In the U.S., in China and across the world, the world's most valuable public company is outpacing peers. Apple generated $13.6 billion in profit during the first three months of the year, its best corporate second quarter ever, the company announced Monday. That was a 33% jump from $10.2 billion in the same period last year. Strong demand for the iPhone 6 and its much larger screen than its predecessors drove the big gain, especially in China, where Lunar New Year's celebrations produced a burst of gift-giving and a 70% year-over-year jump in iPhone sales. “The China numbers were probably...

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