During his keynote speech at Macworld Expo in San Francisco today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said sales for the fiscal first quarter hit US$5.7 billion, exceeding expectations, reports MarketWatch. “The company’s shares rose as much as 7% on the news on heavy volume, touching a new high of $81.89 in afternoon trading,” notes the report. “The stock has risen more than 130% during the last 12 months.” In addition, Jobs said Apple sold 14 million iPods and 1.25 million Macs during the quarter, resulting in the company’s retail stores hitting record sales of $1 billion.