Apple's financial results conference call has begun, here's some notes of interest from the company's previous three months.

- 50 per cent of Mac sales were to customers new to the Mac, Mac sales to education climbed 35 per cent (year-on-year).

- iMac demand drove desktop sales; laptop sales climbed 61 per cent, spearheaded by the MacBook Pro.

- Apple "confident" to sell ten million iPhones.

- Interest in iPhone application development from a growing segment of Fortune 500 companies.

- Apple retail saw revenue climb 74 per cent, sold 485,000 Macs.

- Apple to open 45 new Apple retail stores in the current fiscal year.

- International Apple retail store roll-out to increase intensity in 2008.

- Strong iPhone sales in the US to the unlocker's market, indicating strong pent-up global demand.

- Confirmed plans to launch iPhone in more European countries and Asia this year. No comment on future iPhone generations.

- Mac sales climb 48 per cent in Europe.

- Apple repeated the news it passed Dell in laptop sales to education in the US last year.

- iPhone 2.0 software definite for late June. No charge for the software.

- "Carrier partners are free to price iPhone as low as they wish."

- iPhone inventory low in US and Europe, Apple claims to have sold "more than we thought we would"

- Leopard sales worth $40 million in quarter, total so far $170 million.

- MacBook Air sales are having a minor impact on sales across the rest of Apple's laptop range, "low cannibalisation".

- No comment on PA Semi acquisition.