Apple's Services Revenue Hits All-Time High of $15.8B Billion in Q1 2021

Apple's services category, which includes the App Store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, AppleCare, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness, and more, saw significant growth in the first fiscal quarter of 2021 (fourth calendar quarter of 2020).

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According to Apple's latest earnings report, the services segment brought in $15.8 billion, up from $12.7 billion in the year-ago quarter.

Apple now has more than 620 million paying subscribers, reaching a goal that it set to have 600 million by the end of 2020. The ‌App Store‌, iCloud services, ‌Apple Music‌, ‌AppleCare‌ and payment services all saw all-time revenue records, with new services like ‌Apple TV+‌, ‌Apple Arcade‌, ‌Apple News‌+, Apple Card, Apple Fitness+ and Apple One also contributing to services growth, as has ‌Apple Pay‌. ‌Apple Pay‌ is now accepted at 90 percent of retail locations in the U.S.

Across 2020, the ‌App Store‌ grossed more than $64 billion according to a recent report from CNBC. That's up from an estimated $50 billion in 2019. Apple does not confirm ‌App Store‌ sales number, but Apple earlier this month said that $200 billion has been paid out to developers since 2008, a figure that's up $45 billion from the numbers provided in January 2020.

Late in 2020, Apple introduced its ‌Apple One‌ services bundles that pair up services like ‌Apple Music‌‌, ‌‌Apple Arcade‌‌, and ‌‌Apple TV+‌‌ at reduced prices, and it unveiled Apple Fitness+, a $9.99 per month service that provides guided home workout options to Apple Watch owners.

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TVreporter Avatar
4 weeks ago
Hey Epic Games, guess Apple is really missing Fortnite.
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MacGizmo Avatar
4 weeks ago

Apple Pay is now accepted at 90 percent of retail locations in the U.S.
I find this very, very, VERY difficult to believe. I live in one of the largest cities in the U.S. and I'm hard-pressed to find more than a handful or two of companies that accept Apple Pay.


I'd really like to see a more detailed breakdown across the "services".
They'll never tell us, because Google accounts for the vast majority of that $16 billion... like, close to $12 billion, to be the default search engine.
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iFan Avatar
4 weeks ago

I find this very, very, VERY difficult to believe. I live in one of the largest cities in the U.S. and I'm hard-pressed to find more than a handful or two of companies that accept Apple Pay.


They'll never tell us, because Google accounts for the vast majority of that $16 billion... like, close to $12 billion, to be the default search engine.
Apple Pay is essentially available anywhere that you see contactless availability. Look closer and you'll see way more than a few companies accepting it. Even my local hot dog shop accepts it now.

Also: you're confusing Google's annual payment with quarterly revenue. Services revenue this year will be close to $60 billion whereas the Google payment is estimated to be ~$12 billion, as you wrote.
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jmgregory1 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I was going to say on the overall revenue increase article, that services and their new Apple One was going to add significantly to their revenue increases. I’m sure I’m not alone, in springing for the Premier tier, since it was just $5 more per month than I was paying, and for that I get Apple TV+, News+ and Fitness+, none of which I was paying for previously.
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Baymowe335 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Services were up almost 25%.This is unbelievable.

Don’t be fooled by the relatively small piece of the pie, as hardware revenue is exaggerated during the Christmas quarter.

Services are a massive business with huge margins. Well done.
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