What you need to know
- Tim Cook says Apple saw a record-breaking number of FaceTime calls on Christmas last year.
- The Apple CEO did not reveal the exact number of calls placed.
During the company's Q1 2021 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company saw a record-breaking number of FaceTime calls made on Christmas last year.
The CEO was giving his opening statement on the call, in which he announced that Apple has reached a record-breaking revenue of over $110 billion in the first quarter of 2021. During that statement, Cook also touched on the holiday season and mentioned that "we saw the highest volume of FaceTime calls ever this Christmas."
Cook did not go into further detail and reveal just how many FaceTime calls were placed, a number that has always been held close to the chest by the company.
This new record can most likely be attributed to the pandemic. As many people celebrated the holiday remotely this year, relatives and friends relied on video call services like FaceTime, Google Duo, Zoom, and Skype to get in touch with each other.
You can place FaceTime calls from the iPhone, iPad, or Mac to those specific devices. FaceTime is not currently able to make calls between Apple and non-Apple devices.
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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.