Analyst: Mac Sales Grew Over 100% In January

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to Pacific Crest Securities (reported by AppleInsider), Mac sales grew over 100% year over year during the month of January.

    The firm based its numbers on recent NPD data which had implied that "year-over-year growth in Mac unit sales accelerated in January to 101 percent, up from 55 percent in December." More specifically, Mac notebook sales jumped 194% year over year in January.

    Additionally, the average selling price (ASP) for Macs appears to be increasing, which consequently is increasing revenues for Apple.

    While the numbers are hardly official, Hargreaves did note that over the past eight quarters, the first month of NPD data has been between 7% and 9% of Apple's reported quarterly Mac unit sales. Apple's last official quarterly earnings showed 28 percent growth in Mac sales.
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Wow, mac grew in the face of vista, surprise surprise.
    This does equate to market share increases right?
  3. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    Assuming the market didn't also grow at a rate of over 100%, then yes.
  4. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    If true, those are some very impressive figures with a major OS release pending! You'd have expected a dip as people delayed their Mac purchase until 10.5 is released.
  5. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    I wonder if most of it happened after macworld, when people realized it'll probably be a few more months till anything major came out.
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    yeah you're right.

    wow, that is some amazing numbers! i hope they continue to rise, but i think the ASPs should decrease some though
  7. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    and those nice revenue from mac purchase, will mostly go right into the R&D for iphone, ipod, :apple: TV, etc etc... there aren't gonna be much left for mac R&D:mad: :(
  8. zero2dash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2006
    Fenton, MO
    Wow, great news for Apple.
    While their prices are more than those of Windows PCs, obviously that's not scaring off people who (obviously) would rather start learning an OS from scratch than deal with Windows Vista and that's shocking in itself.

    I can't wait to buy a Mac at home myself again...:D
    WTF was Microsoft thinking with redesigning Vista and Office 2007 and abandoning the old look and feel of both? I'd love to be a fly on the wall in Redmond lately...:rolleyes:
  9. BengalDuck macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006

    Sounds like the guy who would kill their own children because, hey, they're gonna die someday right? :eek: (That sounds much harsher than simply saying you're a glass is half-empty kinda guy, but it's conveying the same point).
  10. Rocketman macrumors 603


    The day before yesterday I issued a BUY on Apple stock. On the wierd market blip yesterday AAPL was down some 2% or so.

    Today it is up over 4% and will get an added blip on this news.


  11. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Woa, I think there is going to be a demand for Macs for quite a while. I mean, using that aditude, why even research anything, something better will always come up.
  12. danielwsmithee macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2005
    Two Reasons

    Two things caused this massive increase in sales in my mind.

    1) Vista, many people saw they were going to need a new computer anyways so why not look at other options.

    2) After Christmas returns. I have a good friend that works at an Apple store. One of the things she has noticed is in January they got a lot of people buying MacBooks/MacBook Pros that had been given a PC for christmas. Many people returned the crappy PC and added some money of their own and got a Mac. I heard of one person who had returned 4 seperate PCs because she was so frustrated by all the installed adware. Finally someone suggested a Mac.
  13. puuukeey macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2004
    tristate area
    can anyone compare this to computer sales in general? I bet we wooped everyone else ass in growth

  14. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i'd imagine the sales growth to be largely responsible by first time mac users (switchers) who are mostly unaware of leopard's impending release.
  15. Rocketman macrumors 603


    The Apple party line is sales growth is over 4x comparable sellers.

    This report might substantially increase that.

    It is clearly good news, if nothing else.

    Apple notably also has substantially higher profit margins, so if you are a stock investor, the prospects for growth are also higher.

  16. Maccus Aurelius macrumors 6502a

    Maccus Aurelius

    Sep 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Well this should be reassurance that Apple will not likely abandon the Mac, though I wish they would abandon those now hackneyed commercials.

    I'm not surprised by the boost in sales for the notebooks. They're very slick pieces of machinery and oh so desirable. The appeal they draw despite the serious issues of the first wave (I myself was a victim of macbook RSD), is amazing.

    People can say what they want, but it isn't this "reality distortion field" that gets people to buy them. I've seen people sit there and oggle at the iMacs and macbooks in the Apple stores here and suddenly scoop them up. A friend of mine who works for Apple says that many that he's sold to people were to those that have never actually owned one before, but were impressed by the look and feel of the whole thing. I'll bet that most of those people out there that say the computers are inferior and cheaply built don't consider the fact that they also have the lowest rate of returns. This is sure to keep Apple on the Mac, and keep me very happy indeed. :D

    Edit: I think it's weird that people put negatives for stories that don't seem to have any negative aspects at all. If Apple accidentally cured cancer, someone would put a negative for that too!
  17. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
  18. Maccus Aurelius macrumors 6502a

    Maccus Aurelius

    Sep 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yo Alfie. waddup. Gimme the laptop with the broken HD since you refuse to give me the Pismo!
  19. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2003
    This is awesome news, I can't wait to see what Apple has in store for us regarding computers.
  20. rweidmann macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2004
    there were no macbooks pro last january

    clearly Apple is growing fast. However we should not forget that Apple announced the MacBook Pro last january but didn't ship it until later. This means last january sales were probably pretty dismal. Still impressive growth.
  21. Maccus Aurelius macrumors 6502a

    Maccus Aurelius

    Sep 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah, I hope Apple doesn't start with this "Inc means we make microwaves" sort of mentality. I'd hate for them to stretch out to so many other types of devices. Heck, I was still a bit skeptical about their cell phone, and still am actually. Their ATV is a touchy issue still as well.

    The only tried and true product lines that they have are the Macs and iPods. I think they should always maintain focus and new ideas on these two categories since these are the places they've always had the most recognition from. I'd hate to suddenly see an apple branded school calculator or something.
  22. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    very good :)

    i'm responsible for two of those purchases though, and i've converted a few friends over :D ;)
  23. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    Yeah, but the same thing was said about then iPod when it came out. As long as apple keeps putting out quality products, I'll keep my faith in them. Even if they screw up once or twice (quicktake anyone) I'll still see the silver lining.
  24. dontmatter macrumors 6502a

    That much better then december? Nothing was released this january (was something last year?), it's the weak after christmas quarter, I absolutely don't buy those numbers. I'd believe numbers of significant growth, but 100% is just too much. This january was overall weak on durable goods, too. I'd love to believe it, but I just can't.
  25. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004

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