Apple Quarterly Earnings: 6.9 Million iPhones Sold, "More Phones Than RIM"matt buchanan10/21/08 4:55pmFiled to: AppleEarningsGadgetsMacMacsmoney money moneyiPodiPhoneiPhone 3GmacMiniVerizonbestmodo66EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThough Apple's live broadcast of its fourth quarter earnings doesn't start for another few minutes, they've already dumped the numbers on us. Here are the important ones: 6.9 million iPhones, 2.6 million Macs, and 11 million iPods. Wryly noting that "we sold more phones than RIM," Steve Jobs says they're still not sure how the recession is going to affect them, but whatever, bitches, they've got "$25 billion of cash safely in the bank with zero debt." We'll be following the call live in the post below, in case any other news breaks—like the death of the Mac mini. Update: Steve is on the call, says that iPhone is now 39 percent of their business, Apple is now world's "third largest mobile phone supplier."