There are a variety of different ways that Apple brings in money on a regular basis, from hardware, software, and a mixture of both.
And while Apple is more than happy to promote the numbers for a variety of different of its products, including the iPhone, Mac, and iPad families, there are some devices that simply get lumped up into a bigger category. That “Other Products” category includes products like the Apple TV, Beats products, the Apple Watch, and, most recently, AirPods.
But, while Apple isn’t willing to break anything down individually within these product listings on a quarterly basis, they do share numbers for how things are going. And things appear to be going well. According to the latest quarterly earnings report, the Other Products category brought in $2.87 billion in the quarter.
To compare, the same category brought in $2.19 billion in the second quarter of 2016.
Apple says that Apple Watch sales doubled year-over-year, without going into any details. Tim Cook says that the response to AirPods has been “great,” and notes that demand for the truly wireless headphones is still exceeding supply. (Shipping for AirPods is still at six weeks. They launched in December.)
Interestingly enough, one of the takeaway quotes from Cook’s time talking about “Other Products” is this:
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“Combine Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats and our revenue from wearable products in the last four quarters was the size of a Fortune 500 company.”