What you need to know
- iPad revenue hit $8.4 billion in Q1 2021, reaching 41% growth year over year.
- Apple says multiple countries are launching the biggest iPad deployments ever to schools.
The iPad continues to see enormous growth despite, in a lot of ways, staying in the shadows compared to the limelight that the iPhone lives in. Apple announced today that iPad revenue grew 41% year over year in the first quarter of 2021, reaching $8.4 billion.
Apple CFO Luca Maestri also mentioned that the device set a new all-time record with its growth in Japan.
Tim Cook also commented on iPad performance in his opening statement for the call, mentioning that the device continues to play important roles in education. The CEO says that Germany and Japan are going through the largest ever iPad deployment to schools in each country.
Apple released the new 8th generation iPad as well as the 4th generation iPad Air last fall. The company is expected to unveil its new iPad Pro, with the company's first MiniLED display, sometime this 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.