What a wild ride life is

Apple is crediting a resurgence in its education programs and school sales in helping to drive up iPad sales to its first gains since 2014.

The iGiant touted numbers that topped expectations in its fiscal year 2017 Q3 (ending July 1).

They further excited analysts by projecting a monster fourth quarter to close out fiscal 2017 – estimating up to $52bn – as it will release its next iPhone and ride a flurry of back-to-school sales in the coming months.

In the meantime, Q3 saw:

Revenues of $45.4bn, up 7 per cent from $42.4bn in Q3 2016.

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