Apple products are used in many businesses, but only a small percentage of workers at those companies use iPads, said Cook. IBM's experience dealing with business users, and Apple's mobility background, could change that situation.
"The real opportunity is to bring mobility into the enterprise. To do that, you obviously need apps that are written for specific jobs. IBM provides us with knowledge of the verticals," he said.
Income for the quarter was $18 billion, up from $13.1 billion in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share came in at $3.06 compared with $2.07 a year earlier.
The company's revenue and profit also beat financial analysts' expectations. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had called for revenue of $67.7 billion and earnings per share of $2.60.
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