Mac and iPad Sales Are Still Going Strong
While looking at the Q2 numbers may lead you to believe that Mac and iPad sales have slowed down, the growth in the previous quarter was an aberration, since it was compared to a time when the world was just beginning to lock down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Apple had shuttered all of its retail stores.
Q3 2021 returns to more normal growth, fuelled by the new M1 and mini-LED equipped iPad Pro lineup, and the 24-inch M1 iMac, both of which have been solid hits for Apple.
In fact, Tim Cook said that the iPad had its best June quarter in almost a decade, while the Mac had its best Q3 in the history of the product lineup. In fact, according to CFO Luca Maestri, Mac sales have broken records in each of the last four quarters—even before Apple shipped its first M1 MacBooks.