Mac sales were strong during Apple's September quarter amid a declining PC market, but the company expects Mac revenue to slow down in Q4 compared to the same period in 2021.
Apple has announced its earnings report on Thursday, October 27, with positive numbers for revenue and products. The company had a record revenue of $90.1 billion for the fiscal September 2022 quarter, up 8% year-over-year.
It was an excellent quarter for the Mac. Apple achieved an all-time record of $11.5 billion in revenue, an increase of 25% year-over-year, despite headwinds from inflation and supply chain problems related to COVID-19.
"Importantly, our investment in the category has attracted both upgraders and customers new to Mac and helped our installed base original time high, said Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri. "In fact, we set a quarterly record for upgraders while nearly half of customers during the quarter were new to the device."
However, Apple expects Mac revenue to drop during the December quarter compared to 2021. Maestri said that Apple still faces challenges despite the strong September quarter, where the new MacBook Pro models with M1 chips helped boost sales for the past year.
Apple is expected to release new MacBook Pro devices with the newer M2 chips, which will likely help the company during the next fiscal quarter.
In the Q3 2022 worldwide PC shipments tracker by IDC, overall PC market shipments reached 74.2 million units, a drop of 15% from the same quarter one year ago.