Apple finished 2008 with record quarterly profit of $US1.61 billion with iPod sales hitting an all-time high.
The California company on Wednesday posted revenue of $US10.17 billion in the three months ending 27 December.
The results topped the profit of $US1.58 billion in the same quarter a year earlier.
Chief executive Steve Jobs said it was the first time Apple has surpassed $US10 billion in quarterly revenue.
Apple reported selling 2.52 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing 9% growth over the same quarter last year.
It also sold a record 22.73 million iPods during the quarter.