Apple's Mac and iPad Sales Continue to Soar in Q1 2021

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.

Top Rated Comments

coolfactor Avatar
4 weeks ago

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!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slineaudi Avatar
4 weeks ago
I think 2021 will be a huge year for the Mac with Apple silicon and updates to portables and desktops long overdue.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
4 weeks ago
Who would have thought that if you actually update your hardware people would upgrade
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baymowe335 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I’ve said it before, the Mac is still a strong, stable business. Ignore the noise on Apple screwing up the Mac.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
4 weeks ago
The 16” redesign is going to redefine soaring sales.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
4 weeks ago
I contributed to that Mac growth with my M1 Mac. ☺️??
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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