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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apple had a record-setting quarter during the last three months of 2014, posting the biggest corporate profit for any company in history.

All of Apple’s products sold well. But the biggest ticket by far was a record 74.5 million iPhone sales.

To put that number into perspective, 74.5 million iPhones is …

… enough to give an iPhone to every person in France, the United Kingdom, or Italy, and enough to give two to every person in Canada.

… more smartphones than BlackBerry sold over the past three years and 39 times the number of BlackBerries sold in the last quarter.

… just 5 million fewer phones than the Lumia smartphones that Microsoft and Nokia have sold — ever.

… enough to stretch 317 miles high if laid down flat and stacked one on top of another. The stack of iPhones would soar well above the International Space Station.

… 34,000 iPhones sold every hour, every day, every week of the past three months. That’s nine iPhones every second.

… more than the total number of televisions and tablets sold last quarter.

The $51.2 billion Apple sold in iPhones last quarter was more revenue than all but 54 companies around the country made last year. That means one quarter of iPhone sales was bigger than …

… the annual revenues of Cisco, Disney, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Delta, DirecTV and McDonald’s.

… the gross domestic products of Costa Rica, Ghana, Slovenia, Ethiopia and Tunisia.

By David Goldman and Katie Lobosco

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