By Jonathan Davies

Apple has reported profits of $8.47bn (£5.24bn) for the third-quarter of the year, beating analysts expectations.

iPhone sales helped profits up by 13% compared with the same period last year. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was on sales for 10 days during September.

Total iPhone sales during the quarter hit 39.3 million, but iPad sales were down to 12.3 million after reaching 13.1 million last year.

"Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

Apple's shares were up 2% in after-hours trading, following the trading update.

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