What you need to know
- Apple's services business has grown to a new record of 825 million subscribers.
- This represents a growth of 165 million subscribers over last year.
Earlier this evening, Apple reported its Q2 2022 earnings. In addition to reporting a record-breaking $97.3 billion in revenue for the March quarter, the company also revealed that it has hit a new record for its services business.
Apple's Chief Financial Officer, Luca Maestri, revealed that the company's services business has reached 825 million subscribers. That represents a growth of 165 million subscribers when compared to last year. Maestri said that "we're obviously very happy given all the investment we made in recent years."
Apple services now has 825mn subscribers, up 165mn from a year before, says Luca Maestri, chief financial officer.
"We're obviously very happy given all the investment we made in recent years," he tells @FT https://t.co/u1EnczZAERApple services now has 825mn subscribers, up 165mn from a year before, says Luca Maestri, chief financial officer.
"We're obviously very happy given all the investment we made in recent years," he tells @FT https://t.co/u1EnczZAER— Patrick McGee (@PatrickMcGee_) April 28, 2022April 28, 2022
Apple has certainly poured a lot of its focus on its services businesses over the recent years. Most recently, the company launched Apple Fitness+ and Apple TV+, a fitness and video subscription service. Both services seem to be a hit for subscribers, especially Apple TV+, which very quickly picked up its first Academy Award for Best Picture with the heartwarming film "CODA."
Unfortunately, Apple did not provide a breakdown of which services its customers were specifically subscribed to. The company has always lumped everything together into one "services" umbrella. So, we still don't know how many people are subscribed to Apple Music compared to Apple News+.
For the second quarter of 2022, Apple reported a revenue record of $97.3 billion, an increase of nine percent when compared to last year.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.