Smartwatches and fitness trackers like the Apple Watch have benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020, according to Gartner, with consumer spending on wearable devices likely to continue to rise throughout 2021 and into 2022.
Apple's Macs enjoyed a bumper fourth quarter of 2020, according to IDC, with shipments reportedly up almost 50% year-on-year, and helping Apple to become the fastest-growing major computer vendor for the entirety of 2020.
Apple chip partner TSMC will see growth in 2021 alongside the entire chip foundry industry, Counterpoint Research claims, with TSMC expected to keep outperforming the industry average with growth between 13% and 16%.
Apple on Tuesday announced its quarterly earnings call for the first fiscal quarter of 2021 will be held on Jan. 27, offering a detailed breakdown of the important holiday quarter as the coronavirus pandemic rages.
The market shouldn't pay too much attention to how much of TSMC's 5nm production is utilized by Apple, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests, with changes in production likely to be more due to seasonality than unexpectedly low iPhone 12 demand.
Apple is getting closer to being able to offer a bundle combining its hardware and software services in a single package, Loup Ventures analysts believe, suggesting the company may provide more options for consumers to acquire an iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch via a hardware subscription.
Despite ongoing challenges in the world, Apple has once again reported stellar revenue in its latest quarterly results. Here's a graphical breakdown of how Apple's finances fared and changed over the quarters and the years.
Apple has published its fourth fiscal quarter of 2020 results, breaking all of the company's fourth fiscal quarter records. Here are some notes of interest from the report, including remarks from Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri surrounding the particulars of the report.
Apple's revenue in the fourth and final quarter of the fiscal year 2020 reached $64.7 billion, the iPhone maker revealed on Thursday, with the quarter also resulting in Apple's highest annual revenue figure.