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As people continue to work and learn from their homes, Apple's Mac and iPad sales during the holiday quarter have seen ongoing growth, with Apple reaching a new all-time quarterly revenue record for the Mac category thanks to 21 percent year-over-year growth.

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During the first fiscal quarter of 2021 (fourth calendar quarter of 2020), Apple's Mac category brought in $8.7 billion, up from $7.2 billion in the year-ago quarter and up from the previous $7.4 billion quarterly record set in the first quarter of 2019. According to Apple CFO Luca Maestri, growth was driven by the new M1 Macs, which includes the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.

Apple's iPad category earned $8.4 billion, up from $6 billion in the year-ago quarter, marking growth of 41 percent. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iPad and Mac sales were constrained during the quarter, which may have held back sales.

Apple's iPad and Mac sales are expected to continue to see strong growth with multiple refreshes in the works. There are updated iPads that are rumored to be coming in the spring, and Apple has some major updates coming for the iMac and the MacBook Pro that could see sales accelerate.

New iMac models are expected to see a major redesign with slimmer bezels and a look that's similar to the Pro Display XDR, while future MacBook models will have slimmer bezels, more ports, MagSafe charging capabilities, and no Touch Bar. All new Mac models coming this year are expected to feature faster Apple silicon chips.

Apple's growing iPad and Mac sales along with strong iPhone sales resulted in a record breaking quarter, with Apple earning $28.8 billion profit on $111.4 billion revenue.

Article Link: Apple's Mac and iPad Sales Continue to Soar in Q1 2021
 
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Ken88

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Yeah pretty much since day 1..nothing new to read here..back to regular programming already in progress..
 
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coolfactor

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I’ve said it before, the Mac is still a strong, stable business. Ignore the noise on Apple screwing up the Mac.

With the M1, we're entering a whole new era for the Mac. The Mac is officially reborn, and with Apple keeping a laser-sharp focus on clean, simple design, the best is yet to come.

Apple has their best lineup ever. I just wish I could afford it!
 
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skippermonkey

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For a very long time I've been annoyed that Cook and co. have seemingly ignored the Mac – including desktops – in favour of iPhone and iPad, when a stagnating PC market was exactly the time to push and innovate. With the move to Apple silicon I hope to see great things in the coming months and years.
 
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mi7chy

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Are they looking at the same graph? iPad sales look stagnant relative to wearables, services and iPhone. Mac sales isn't that much better so time to combine touch and pen features of iPads into Macbooks.

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gnomeisland

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Wow. That's a huge jump for iPad. I expected something around there for the Mac but that even with COVID/school sales 41% is huge for a relatively mature product.
 
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heinzel

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It might not look like it in the graph, but iPad revenue was higher in Q1/21 than in any quarter after Q1/15.
Are they looking at the same graph? iPad sales look stagnant relative to wearables, services and iPhone. Mac sales isn't that much better so time to combine features touch and pen features of iPads into Macbooks.

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For comparison, at $8.4 billion that's 2.7 times Nvidia's entire Q1/21 revenue of $3.1 billion, and 42% of Intel's Q1/21 revenue. Not bad for a silly big phone. The problem is that they last too long - after over 7 years, I am only now feeling enough of an urge for speed and desire to use Illustrator on it to replace my 1st gen iPad Air.
 
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Zdigital2015

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Combined iPad and Mac sales only made $2.1B more than Services revenue alone, so it helps to keep things in their proper perspective. The uptick is nice, but iPhone and Services rule.
 
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Freeangel1

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Are they looking at the same graph? iPad sales look stagnant relative to wearables, services and iPhone. Mac sales isn't that much better so time to combine touch and pen features of iPads into Macbooks.

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I totally agree with this graph when it comes to Mac sales.
I think Tim Cook is COOKING THE BOOKS a bit when it comes to MAC sales
iPhones, iPads different story.
 
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arvinsim

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I think the M1 is a large contributing factor. If we were still stuck with Intel, I don't think it would be that great.
 
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citysnaps

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Happy my M1 MBA purchase helped contribute a teeny tiny fraction of a percent. With about a month and a half of use on it now I'm still stoked and have no complaints. Lately I've been learning to fly on it using the X-Plane simulator app. A great way to kill time during the pandemic, learning something new. :)
 
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manu chao

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Are they looking at the same graph? iPad sales look stagnant relative to wearables, services and iPhone. Mac sales isn't that much better so time to combine touch and pen features of iPads into Macbooks.

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It always depends on which time horizon you are looking at. Year-over-year, iPad sales grew 41% this quarter, Mac sales 21%, and iPhone sales 'only' 17%. But that is of course only the last quarter.
 
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DeepIn2U

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They did not bail them out, it was to settle the legal case over Quicktime.
What?

it was in non voto no stock at market price (atm) and mandatory to hold for 5yrs. This at a time where a remaining 13 US States out of 21/24 still saw Microsoft as a monopoly and wanted to hold trials to breakup Microsoft (products, browser/services and software).
 
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