Apple Still Seeing Strong Mac Sales Growth Amid Easing iMac Constraints

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    Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today issued a new research report sharing data from research firm NPD covering Apple's U.S. Mac sales for the January-February timeframe, revealing that Apple's sales are currently up 14% year-over-year. The performance is down somewhat from the 31% growth seen for January alone, but remains very solid as Apple's iMac shortages appear to have eased.
    Despite the strong performance, Munster is maintaining his estimate of an overall 5% decline in worldwide Mac sales for the quarter, even though Apple's worldwide numbers have frequently outperformed the U.S. data gathered by NPD.

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    On the downside, NPD's data shows a return to Munster's expectations for the iPod, with the two-month timeframe seeing sales down 16% year-over-year compared to Munster's projections for a 17% decline. iPod sales had been up 3% in January.

    While strong Mac sales are a good sign for Apple, the increasing dominance of the iPhone and iPad in the company's product portfolio means that strong Mac sales have less of an impact on Apple's overall financial performance. In the most recent quarter, Macs accounted for just 10% of Apple's revenue, compared to 20% for the iPad and a dominant 56% for the iPhone.

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    Stop sales immediately! THX will sue you!!

    Stupid iMac is so thin who would buy it?!

    No Mac Pro? Apple will meet its demise!
     
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    If computers stop getting smaller I will stop buying them #innovate
     
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    Good.
     
  5. Rocketman, Mar 18, 2013
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    With Mac at only 10% of revenue and PC sales declining, it might be time for the Mac-Midi expandable, single chip 4 core i7 Mac. And a stackable external enclosure. If all they do is cannibalize PC sales, it would be a winner. As you know all Macs run Windows!

    Blade MacPro too.

    We have long since needed a Mac that could replace all the utility purposes commodity PC's are installed into. Premium price and quality okay! TCOO is very low. It might need a parallel and serial port option! Okay if it immediately converts to the internal USB/PCIe bus. :D

    Rocketman
     
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    AH, but 14% growth isn't good enough for the lemmings of Wall Street. Never mind the collapsing economy and the economic miracle that Apple is. They are not delivering 150% increases quarter after quarter. Whaaaa!

    /snark off
     
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    MAC PROs Please
     
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    May Apple rest in cheap and God have mercy on its sales
     
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    10%

    Wow.

    Macs are just the pinky toe on the giant two footed sloth that is now Appl.
     
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    Very Nice. :apple:
     
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    Soon to be re-named "iOS SDK Editor Books"
     
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    "Strong increases" X "small sales base" = Not Much Increase in Profits.

    Indeed, if Apple tripled Mac sales overnight, the difference in overall corporate performance would be minimal.
     
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    Well, strong growth won't be from Mac Pro sales in Europe, that's for sure.
     
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    Flippin analysts man. Gettin real tired of their theories.
     
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    I hope they plan on continuing to actually make computers...
     
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    I don't doubt sales of the 2011 iMac have been through the roof since the 2012 iMac was released.
     
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    They have to so long as the iOS sdk only runs on macs. Once they create an iPad version it's anyone's guess.
     
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    Awesome. No matter what people say about iOS being dull or iPhone not innovating enough, the Mac is kicking ass comparing to windows.
     
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    And last week, weren't we seeing suggestions Apple was set for another disappointing quarter based on weakened demand? :rolleyes:
     
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    So safe for the next 5 years.
     
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    Apple,

    That's fantastic, now where are the Pro's? Those numbers could have doubled considering the demand from large graphic/media business' with aging equipment.

    Love,

    Jeff
     
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    I guess you can't please everyone, I love my new 27" iMac, fast and quite, looks great on my desk.
     
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    Desperately need a new Mac Pro.... Release it now!
    Even if they don't sell truckload of it, serious peoples need those awesome Desktop. Doing so, it help keeping us in the ecosystem, buying iMacs, MacBook Pro, iPhones and all that stuff...But i really need a new Mac Pro...


    Help us , flood their suggestion system
    Apple.com/feedback
     
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    It's called pent-up demand. Apple stopped selling iMacs for a while. Of course, once they resumed sales, for two or three months one would expect higher sales. We'll see what happens next.
     
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    It feels a lot like Sony in the 80's yes?
     

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