• Apple said it fought through a "challenging operating environment" to keep its sales on track for the second quarter. 
  • CEO Tim Cook said the company's results "speak to Apple's constant efforts to innovate."
  • There were some weak spots, though. Revenue for Mac computers came in lower than expected. 

Apple said Thursday it fought through a "challenging operating environment" to keep sales on track in the second quarter. 

The tech giant announced that it generated more revenue from iPhones, iPad and services (like the app store) than Wall Street expected, helping its overall sales grow to nearly $83 billion, essentially in line with Wall Street's estimates.

Shares of Apple rose 3% in recent after-hours trading.

"This quarter's record results speak to Apple's constant efforts to innovate, to advance new possibilities, and to enrich the lives of our customers," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said in the company's earnings release. 

Despite Apple's strong quarterly results, there were some weak spots. Revenue for Mac computers was lower than expected and saw its first revenue decline since the start of the pandemic, when people rushed to purchase new at-home tech gear. 

In addition, the company's wearables, home and accessories division saw sales fall to $8.08 billion from $8.78 billion a year earlier.

Sales to Asia's most populated countries signified some of the pain: Revenue in both China and Japan were lower than the same quarter a year ago.



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