Amid declining iPhone sales, Apple today said in its Q2 2019 earnings report that the iPad saw its strongest growth in six years.
Apple’s iPad sales hit $4.9 billion in Q2 2019, up from $4 billion in the year-ago quarter, marking a 22 percent increase in revenue.
Apple in October 2018 introduced all new iPad Pro models that eschew the Touch ID Home button in favor of a Face ID biometric system, allowing for a larger display area. Apple says that the iPad‘s revenue growth was largely due to a strong customer response to the iPad Pro.
In March, Apple added to its iPad lineup with a new $499 iPad Air option, which serves as a middle tier offering between the iPad Pro and the $329 sixth-generation iPad.
Apple also introduced a new version of the iPad mini, marking the 7.9-inch tablet’s first update in several years. Both the iPad Air and the iPad mini 5 support the Apple Pencil, enabling Apple Pencil integration across Apple’s entire iPad lineup.
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