Sales of iPhone amounted to 26.418 billion dollars, up by 1.7 percent from a year ago. The company posted revenue of $59.7 billion.
"I think the economic stimulus that was in place - and I'm not just focused on the US, but more broadly - was a help", Cook told Reuters.
The results underscore that Apple offers devices and services that customers flocked to despite stores reclosing in some United States markets. Its input grew more than 18.9 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of this year, contributing $14.17bn of total sales. This led to the company announcing a stock split, to "make the stock more accessible to a broader base of investors".
Apple's Board of Directors has approved a four-for-one stock split.
Revenue: $52.2 billion expected versus $53.8 billion in Q3 2019.
Services, which includes the App Store, Apple Music and iCloud subscriptions, generated sales of US$13.2 billion, up from US$11.5 billion a year ago and roughly in line with Wall Street expectations.
Wearables grew from $5.5 billion to $6.45 billion. Apple will report quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
This is obviously expected to impact the results of the next quarter, the third calendar quarter, since the new models will completely miss it, not being out before the end of September.
The length of the delay is not clear, but most feel the release will not be pushed as far back as November this year.
Sales of iPads and Macs also benefited from the shift towards home working, with the company saying the surge in demand had caused shortages of stock.
But executives predicted continued strong performance from the company's products.
Apple expects to see these same trends for its iPhone lineup continue into the September quarter, including the high demand for its latest budget phone. The biggest component of that business is the App Store, where Apple generates commissions between 15% and 30% on some sales.