Apple's Top 10 biggest news stories in 2009

When Apple's employees and its customers look back on 2009, will they see it as the best year ever, or one of the most controversial?

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No. 6 Apple breaks financial records in its 33-year history

Despite a grim economy that hammered most tech companies, 2009 proved to be Apple's most profitable year ever. In its third quarter Apple sold 2.6 million Macs and 5.2 million iPhones, a non-holiday record. For its fourth quarter, Apple reported a profit of $1.67 billion on revenue of $9.87 billion, its most profitable quarter ever. Apple sold 3.05 million Macs, eclipsing the previous record by an astounding 440,000 units. Apple is also sitting on $34 billion in cash with a stock price hovering in the $200s. How many iPhones did Apple sell in its fourth quarter?

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