iOS offers something now for everyone with its great new design and features such as Control Center, AirDrop and iTunes Radio. In fact, the number of unique listeners who have tried iTunes Radio is now 20 million and growing. iOS 7 also includes significant features that make iPhones and iPads more secure and easier to manage in corporate environments, offering new ways to configure and deploy devices at scale.
New device management capabilities include controlled sharing of documents and attachments, app store license management, wireless managed app set up and streamlined mobile device management enrollment. And in terms of security, iOS 7 offers enterprise single sign-on to all third-party app data protection and per app VPNs automatically connect stored corporate apps to the network without the need for users to change complicated settings.
I'd now like to turn to the Apple Retail Stores. The revenue for the quarter was $4.5 billion, up 6% from the year ago quarter. The storage produced very strong iPhone sales with unit growth of 36% per store per week, compared to the September quarter last year. We completed the remodels of two stores and opened eight new stores during the quarter, ending with a total of 416 stores including 162 outside United States.
We're projecting a total of approximately 30 new store openings in fiscal year '14, about two-thirds of which will be outside the U.S. We also plan to remodel about 20 stores over the course of fiscal year '14. With an average of 411 stores open in the September quarter, average revenue per store was $10.9 million, compared to $11.2 million in the year ago quarter. Retail segment income was $709 million.
We hosted 99 million visitors to stores during the quarter which translates to, 8,500 visitors per store per week. Operating expenses were $3.8 billion and included $467 million of stock-based compensation expense. OI&E was $113 million and the tax rate for the quarter was 25.9%.
Turning to our cash, we ended the quarter with $146.8 billion in cash plus short-term and long-term marketable securities, a sequential increase of $100 million from the June quarter. Our domestic cash was $35.5 billion at the end of the September quarter, a sequential decline of $5.2 billion, largely attributable to our share repurchase activity. $111.3 billion or 76% of our total cash was offshore at the end of the September quarter and cash flow from operations was $9.9 billion. We paid $2.8 billion in dividends in the quarter, and we executed an additional $5 billion in repurchases, up 10.4 million shares of Apple's stock during the quarter. This brings us to a cumulative total of $36 billion in payments for dividends and share repurchases over the last five quarters, of which share buybacks were $23 billion.
This has resulted in cumulative retirement of almost 47 million shares and represent 5% of the total shares outstanding prior to the launch of our repurchase program. More than 44 million of these shares have been retired in the past two quarters alone.