Apple's Q3 Mac and iPad Sales Surge Despite Supply Constraints as People Work From Home

Apple today shared its earnings results for the third fiscal quarter of 2020, and iPad and Mac sales saw a surge in growth as people transitioned from working in offices to working from home.

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Both ‌iPad‌ and Mac saw double digit growth during the quarter. Mac sales brought in $7 billion, up from $5.8 billion in the year-ago quarter, while ‌iPad‌ sales brought in $6.5 billion, up from $5 billion in the year-ago quarter.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that these strong sales were achieved in spite of significant supply constraints that have limited the availability of certain iPads and Macs over the course of the last couple months.

Cook also said that Apple is working hard to get more iPads and Macs into the hands of customers, so sales could see continued growth in the fourth quarter as it appears many people will continue working from home for the foreseeable future.

Apple says that many of the customers who are purchasing iPads and Macs are new to those product lines. In China, for example, three out of four new customers who bought a Mac were new to Mac, and two out of three customers buying iPads were new customers.

Top Rated Comments

hans1972 Avatar
25 weeks ago
Cook did mention on the call that the positive customer satisfaction rate for Macs was 96%.

Cook, diplomatic as always, did not confirm that the other 4% were regular Macrumor's commenters.
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Zdigital2015 Avatar
25 weeks ago


Cook did mention on the call that the positive customer satisfaction rate for Macs was 96%.

Cook, diplomatic as always, did not confirm that the other 4% were regular Macrumor's commenters.

Some truly unhappy people frequent these forums.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jcswim312 Avatar
25 weeks ago
I just got the new 13 inch MacBook Pro last month and love it!

Lots of people are buying Macs to work from home and kids are buying iPads for this school year as well so I think iPad/Mac sales are going to continue to rise...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baymowe335 Avatar
25 weeks ago
The supply was constrained and they still had this insane number.
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anthorumor Avatar
25 weeks ago
And now to upgrade the Mac’s 720p camera in these Zoom times.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
25 weeks ago


Some truly unhappy people frequent these forums.

Indeed. There’s a variety of products that I strongly dislike, but I don’t spend all my time and energy hanging out on news/enthusiast websites for those products, bitterly complaining about every new topic.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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