Apple Sees Strongest iPad Growth in Six Years in Q2 2019

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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