Apple's Mac and iPad Sales Continue to Surge in Q3 2021

Macs and iPads are selling in record numbers as people continue to work and learn from home. According to Apple's latest earnings report for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 (second calendar quarter), Apple's Mac category brought in $8.8 billion, up from $6.5 billion in the year-ago quarter.

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Sales were just a bit down from the second fiscal quarter of 2021, when Apple's Macs brought in $9.1 billion in revenue. iPad revenue was at $7.4 billion, up from $6.6 billion in the year-ago quarter and again, just barely trailing Apple's second quarter earnings results.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the ‌iPad‌ had its best June quarter in nearly a decade, while the Mac set a new June quarter revenue record. Apple CFO Luca Maestri said the last four quarters have been the Mac's best four quarters ever.

The earnings report covers sales of the M1 Mac and ‌iPad‌ machines, including the ‌M1‌ 24-inch iMac and the ‌M1‌ iPad Pro models that were released earlier this year.

Top Rated Comments

rgeneral Avatar
20 months ago

I have never understood why anyone would want a 16" laptop. Not criticising, just trying to relate. Is it a gaming thing or something? :oops:
Once you go big, it is hard to go back ?
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prospervic Avatar
20 months ago

I have never understood why anyone would want a 16" laptop. Not criticising, just trying to relate. Is it a gaming thing or something? :oops:
It’s about having enough screen real estate to work without feeling constrained. I understand someone who travels or commutes with their MacBook preferring a 13 or 14 inch. Usually for me, “travel“ consists of moving to different rooms in my residence, so the size and weight of the 16” aren’t an issue.

When traveling or working outside of home, my 12.9” iPad Pro fills the bill.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rui no onna Avatar
20 months ago

This is EXCELLENT NEWS!!!! Thank you for Sharing !!!! ....Means there is Still Tons Of Upside and Opportunity !!!.

Go APPL
(a very biased APPL shareholder, going very long, right through the Apple iCar X). ?
Hope you’re using the right ticker when you buy. AAPL
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Danoc Avatar
20 months ago
Yep. I bought an iMac M1, probably the most significant iMac since the first one. It's like a rebirth.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TarkinDale Avatar
20 months ago

I have never understood why anyone would want a 16" laptop. Not criticising, just trying to relate. Is it a gaming thing or something? :oops:
Can’t say for that poster, but for me it’s writing, editing, book layout, cover design, image manipulation. Bigger is better. Portable means the work can be done anywhere, so I don’t want an iMac.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velocityg4 Avatar
20 months ago
Poor Apple, barely has two nickles to rub together.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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