Apple made a record profit for the December quarter in 2014 (Q1 2015), with sales of 74.5 million iPhones and profit of $18 billion.
These are just staggering figures. 1% of the world's population bought an iPhone last quarter. That's 9.5 iPhones sold every second during the quarter. And a profit of $2300 every second too. Every second!
There has never been a company as profitable as Apple is today. Now imagine going back 15 years and telling someone that.