Tech giants Apple and Amazon saw dips in profits but still defied expectations as the US economy teeters on the edge of a recession.
Apple, the world’s largest technology company, is dealing with manufacturing headaches and inflation pressures and saw its profit in the last quarter fall by 10%, while revenue was up 2%.
But the company said on Thursday that parts shortages are easing and that demand for iPhones is unceasing despite consumers tightening other spending, helping it top Wall Street expectations and forecast faster sales growth ahead.
The Silicon Valley giant’s shares rose 3.5% after hours following the release of the results.
It comes shortly after Amazon announced a price rise for its Prime subscription.