Apple’s newest Macbook Air and Macbook Mini models have proved to be amazingly successful – so much so that their presence has caused the overall Mac growth to be significantly higher than previously estimated.
According to research firm NPD, Mac sales rose 22% for the third quarter when compared to last year – which is 6% higher than Wall Street analysts predicted growth to be.
Apple is expected to sell approximately 4.5 million Macs this quarter, which is even greater than last year’s record sales of $4.13 million.
However, while Mac sales are up, iPod sales have grown progressively weaker – and are down 16% year-over-year. This isn’t actually surprising though, seeing as more people are going away from the iPod and are buying all-in-one devices such as the iPhone and iTouch instead. Apple has probably planned for this decline, so the company shouldn’t be phased by it at all.
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Jimmy Xiao is the newest addition the the itracki team. He is a freelance writer as well as a huge apple fan. His hobbies include messing around on his itouch and sleeping long hours each day.