Apple has published the results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2021 (Q1 2021), a peculiar period that covers the last three months of 2020. The general trend of Apple’s results is usually record, but this start of 2021 has been especially good for technology.

The launch of the iPhone 12 has helped Apple to surpass the 100.000 million dollars for the first time, which represents 21% more than the same period of the previous year. With the iPhone division leading the way, services are Apple’s second key revenue point, followed by Mac and iPad.

A record start to the year for Apple

Apple has entered a total of 111,004 million dollars in its Q1 2021, a record figure that places it above 100,000 million for the first time and that represents 21% more than the previous period. Despite the fact that the technology no longer reveals the volume of iPhone sold, the data indicates that more than half of its income comes from iPhones. Specifically, this is how the division is divided.

  • iPhone: 65,597 million dollars. 17% year-on-year growth.

  • Services: 15,761 million dollars. 24% year-on-year growth.

  • Apple Watch, home products and accessories: 12.971. 29% YoY growth

  • Mac: 8,675 million dollars. 21% year-on-year growth.

  • iPad: 8.435 million dollars. 41% YoY growth

The iPhone 12 has been a great push for Apple, although 2020 has also been the year of the iPad Pro, iPad Air or the first Mac with an M1 processor. Apple has managed to increase revenue by more than 20% in virtually all of its divisions, with special growth in iPad, with 41% more compared to the previous corresponding period.

Along with the records for each division, Apple claims that the pandemic has driven record usage on Facetime as well.

Apple also indicates that the demand for M1-chip Macs has been “very strong”, that Germany and Japan have had “the largest deployment of iPads in their history” and that have recorded the highest volume in their history in Facetime calls, mainly due to mobility restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

“Our business results in the December quarter were driven by double-digit growth in each product category, driving revenue records in each of our geographic segments and an all-time high in our installed base of active devices.” . Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer.

Following the results, Apple’s Board of Directors has declared an effective dividend of $ 0.205 per share, payable on February 11, 2021 to those shareholders of record at the end of February 8 of the same year. Apple shares, with a capitalization of $ 2.4 trillion, reacted with a slight drop to the publication of the results.

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