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As people continue to work and learn from home, Macs and iPads are selling in record numbers, according to Apple's latest earnings report for the second fiscal quarter of 2021 (first calendar quarter).

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Apple's Mac category brought in $9.1 billion in revenue, up from $5.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. As for iPads, Apple saw iPad revenue of $7.8 billion, up from $4.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. The iPad saw its highest March quarter revenue record in nearly a decade, and the last three quarters have marked the best Mac sales ever.

According to Apple CFO Luca Maestri, "more than half" of the sales of Macs and iPads during the quarter were from customers who were new to the devices and had not previously owned one.

The second fiscal quarter of 2021 covers sales of the new Mac and iPad devices, covering sales of the impressive new M1 Mac machines that include the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini.

iPad and Mac sales could continue to grow even more in the coming quarter following the launch of the new M1 iPad Pro and iMac models.

Article Link: Apple's Mac Revenue Up 70% in Q2 2021, iPad Revenue Up Almost 79%
 
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GuruZac

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iPad Air 4 and M1 MacBooks are stellar products. They really knocked it out of the park with those.

I remember talk on this forum no so long ago about people wondering if Apple was abandoning the Mac line and going full force with iOS and iPadOS. Guess we got our answer.
 

Realityck

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Apple's Mac category brought in $9.1 billion in revenue, up from $5.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. As for iPads, Apple saw iPad revenue of $7.8 billion, up from $4.4 billion in the year-ago quarter.

The second fiscal quarter of 2021 covers sales of the new Mac and iPad devices, covering sales of the impressive new M1 Mac machines that include the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini.

iPad and Mac sales could continue to grow even more in the coming quarter following the launch of the new M1 iPad Pro and iMac models.
I been waiting for Apple to be more aggressive with Mac solutions then past years. The early M1 laptops, and Mac mini have shown an impressive new direction to take for marketplace success, and this is only the beginning. :cool:
 
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coolfactor

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I hope the iPad gets killed instead. Give the Mac a touch screen and detachable keyboard, and it's done.

It will never happen, at least not for a while. There's value (to Apple) for having different devices target different market segments. iPhone vs. iPad vs. Mac. Each attracts buyers differently. Once you blend them together, some buyers may be feeling that they are paying for something that they don't need.
 

Orange Bat

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I just bought an M1 Mac Mini, but it won’t arrive for 2 weeks. Apple Silicon is the only really exciting thing happening in desktops or laptops at the moment. If Apple can keep the excitement for the chis going, then I expect their sales to continue to improve. I think the iMac is just a TAD too expensive and the sales may hurt on them ($999 would have been a killer price), but they could be a real hit if people are willing to spend the money.
 
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