Apple has posted a third-quarter profit of US$32 million, or 9 cents per share, on revenues of $1.43 billion, meeting reduced estimates. Apple’s earnings were down 8 cents per share from the year-ago quarter, while revenues were down 3 percent. Apple shipped 808,000 Macs during the quarter, down 2 percent form the year ago. “Even in this extended worldwide downturn, Apple is continuing to be profitable and continuing to innovate,” Steve Jobs said in a statement. “We’re working hard to attract new customers with our ‘Switchers’ advertising campaign and our 31 retail stores, and we’re continuing to invest in a strong slate of new products, some of which we’ll talk more about at Macworld New York tomorrow.” Apple will hold a conference call with analysts at 17:00 ET. MacMintue will be providing live coverage of the conference call.