Apple sold over 11.4 million iPads during the third quarter of 2017 and overall sales generated $5 billion dollars. The 15% increase in sales is attributed to the iPad they launched earlier this year for $329. iPad sales may climb even higher next quarter as the new iPad Pro models were introduced towards the end of the third quarter in June.
The Apple shipped 11.4 million iPads sold during the quarter were a dramatic increase from from the 9.95 million iPads it shipped during the year-ago quarter. This is the first time since 2014 that Apple has managed to increase iPad sales year-over-year on a quarterly basis.
Since the first quarter of 2014, Apple’s iPad sales have continued to drop off year-over-year. During the third quarter of 2014, for example, Apple’s iPad shipments sunk to 13.28 million from 14.62 during fiscal Q3 2013. They fell again in Q3 2015 to 10.93 million units and again in Q3 2016 to 9.95 million units. Now we’re back at a healthy 11.4 million units.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.