As part of the latest earnings report for the second fiscal quarter 2021 Apple found that it had record earnings on both Macs and Macs iPads.
Both the Mac and iPad recorded even higher sales growth of over 70%. In the call for results, Apple CEO Tim cook attributes these record numbers to remote work
“The iPad and Mac continue to be important tools for our customers. Tens of millions of iPads and Macs have been deployed over the past year to help students learn, create and improve remote working in all its forms, ”said Cook.
When Apple first talked about the Mac, Apple said the company posted record sales of $ 9.1 billion, up 70% year over year, and grew very strongly in every geographic segment.
The company posted sales of $ 7.8 billion for the iPad, up 79%.
“Both Mac and iPad are incredibly relevant products for our customers in the current work and study environment,” added Luca Maestri Apple’s senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Maestri added that roughly half of the customers who purchased Mac and iPad in the quarter are new to this product, meaning the actively installed base for both products continues to grow and hit a new all-time high.
In China in particular, Cook mentioned that two-thirds of people who bought Mac and iPad were buying them for the first time.
Alongside these two categories, Apple also posted an all-time high in terms of revenue in the Services category. According to Apple’s earnings report, the services segment had revenue of $ 16.9 billion, up 27% from revenue of $ 13.4 billion for the year-ago quarter. During the quarter, Apple added 40 million paid subscribers for a total of 660 million paid subscriptions across all services.