The shortage of semiconductors that is overwhelming the electronics market and impacting the financial results of many Tech players does not shake Apple. The American giant, accustomed to delivering solid financial results, unveiled a record balance sheet for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2022, ended on December 25, 2021. The firm notably announces an overall turnover peaking at 123.9 billion dollars, an increase of 11% compared to the same period a year earlier. In his communicated, Tim Cook explains these results by “the most innovative range of products and services we have ever had“.
Note that breaking financial records in times of shortage is almost becoming a habit for Apple, which already posted impressive revenues in its last quarterly report.
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In detail, we learn that iPhone sales benefited from strong growth in Apple’s last quarter, with 9% growth compared to Q1 2021 for a turnover of 71.63 billion dollars. — against 65.6 billion a year earlier. Conversely, iPad sales are declining, with a 14% decline in revenue over the same period. Note that the amounts reached by iPhone sales are partly explained by the marketing of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro last September. These new models helped drive Apple’s business performance in the final months of 2021.
For its part, the Mac has also benefited from very honorable sales, the turnover generated by Apple computers is thus 25% higher than that observed a year earlier: 10.85 billion dollars in total. Growth made possible this time by the consumer’s appeal to the latest models equipped with powerful M1 chips (Apple Silicon). As pointed out TechCrunch, the introduction of new iMacs and the new generation of MacBook Pro (14 and 16 inches), the most powerful offered by Apple in a long time, has also had a salutary and invigorating effect on Mac sales.
Sales of accessories and wearables (including Apple Watch, AirPods / AirPods Pro, in particular) are also in good shape (14.7 billion dollars in turnover), while services are still very lucrative for the Apple brand (19.52 billion dollars). dollars).