Apple sells better-than-expected 39.3 million iPhones in September quarter

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The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) posted better-than-expected revenue after its best new-iPhone launch on record, pushing sales of the smartphone to 39.27 million in the September quarter.

Sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus began in September, helping Apple chalk up a 12.2 percent jump in revenue last quarter to $42.12 billion. That surpassed the roughly 38 million some on Wall Street had expected, and did not include sales in China, its largest market outside of the United States.

(Reporting by Christina Farr and Edwin Chan; Editing by Chris Reese)