Dow 30 component, Apple (AAPL) reported Q2 earnings this week, beating analyst expectations. Revenue soared 54% year-over-year on strong hardware sales in the quarter.
Revenue stood at $89.58 billion versus $77.3 billion expected. Earnings per share of $1.40 were reported versus $0.99 expected. iPhone revenue of $47.9 billion was reported versus $41.5 billion expected. iPad generated $7.8 billion versus $5.6 billion expected. Mac contributed $9.1 billion ahead of $6.8 billion expected.
“This quarter reflects both the enduring ways our products have helped our users meet this moment in their own lives, as well as the optimism consumers seem to feel about better days ahead for all of us,” stated Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple is still riding high on the sales of its popular iPhone 12 launched in September 2020 with 5G cellular connectivity. The pandemic-induced work-from-home and remote learning environments have also led to sales of iPad and Mac soaring. The company is also focused on its own Arm-based M1 chips and plans to ditch Intel as its primary chip provider.
However, the ongoing global chip shortage, which may last into 2022, may slow the company’s ability to get products built and eventually move to consumers’ hands.
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