Apple managed to beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter in terms of revenue and sales. This is despite a shortage of chips and high inflation. The demand for iPhones continues unabated. Below the line, Apple lost less profit.
Reuters, CNBC, ANP
Apple reported $83 billion in revenue for the quarter ended June 25. That’s a record 2% higher than the same quarter last year and more than the $82.8 billion that analysts had expected, according to data firm Refinitiv. In the second quarter of last year the growth was still 36 per cent and during the first quarter of this year there was a growth of 8 per cent.
Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters news agency that there was no delay in the demand for iPhones. iPhone sales reached $40.7 billion, up three percent from last year. According to Apple CEO, Tim Cook, the company has managed to convince Android users to get an iPhone after all.
iPad sales were also better than expected. It was $7.22 billion, down 2%.
Revenues from services and Mac computers and accessories were below Wall Street expectations. And revenue from the services division grew by more than $2.1 billion to reach $19.6 billion. Sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong fell one percent, an important market for the company.
Meanwhile, Apple has spent a lot more on research and development, as well as on things like wages and advertising. As a result, profit for the quarter fell to $19.4 billion, compared to a profit of $21.7 billion a year ago.
Shares of the tech giant rose about 3 percent in after-hours trading.
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