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eBay sold over $2 billion in Apple products last year in the U.S. alone

Apple just announced its earning results for the third quarter of their 2014 fiscal year, but it is not the only one raking in cash via sales of its products. According to information acquired by Computer World, eBay also is profiting, selling almost $2 billion in Apple products in 2013 in the U.S. alone. What’s interesting is where the two company’s sales diverge: iPod sales, for example, only account for 1% of Apple’s sales, while they make up 7% of eBay’s total sales of Apple products. The biggest earner for both companies when it comes to Apple hardware, however, is the iPhone, accounting for 55% of eBay’s sales and 53% for Apple.

While Apple just announced its second quarter numbers, there’s another economy — and not a shadow economy, either — involving Macintosh and iOS products that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company doesn’treport: Resales of older Macs, iPhones and iPads. And that other economy isn’t small. Nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices — Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods — were sold on eBay over the past 12 months in the U.S. alone, according to Apple. Data mined from eBay’s analytics platform and provided to Computerworld by eBay showed that, as with Apple’s own sales, the iPhone dominates and the Mac and iPad bicker over second place. In Apple’s universe, the iPhone accounted for a majority of sales for the seventh straight quarter: 53% of Apple’s $37.4 billion in revenue came from new iPhones. The other two lines split most of the rest. The iPad accounted for 16% of all revenue, while Mac sales represented a relatively robust 15% of the total, up from 12% the quarter before. The iPod — yes, people still buy iPods — accounted for just 1% of Apple’s sales, nearly a rounding error.

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