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Silicon Alley Insider reports on new data from market research firm NPD relayed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster showing strong Mac and iPod sales for Apple's March quarter so far, well ahead of most analysts' expectations. NPD's numbers show Mac sales currently up 36% year-over-year, double that of analysts' consensus expectations. Similarly, NPD is seeing 5% growth in iPod sales compared to the March quarter of 2009, compared to expectations of a 17% decline. According to Munster:
"While it is way too early to make a call on the quarter, we believe the Jan. NPD suggests the quarter is tracking ahead of Street consensus."
Munster's predictions for the overall quarter are slightly above consensus, seeing 2.6-2.8 million Mac sales for 18-26% year-over-year growth and 9-10 million iPod sales for a decline of between 9% and 17% over the same quarter last year.

Apple last quarter reported record revenue, profits, and Mac and iPhone sales in what is a traditionally strong holiday quarter, despite difficult economic conditions. The company reported nearly $15.7 billion in revenue for the quarter and is offering guidance of $11.0-$11.4 billion for the current quarter.

Article Link: NPD: Strong Mac and iPod Sales in March Quarter So Far
 

patrickdunn

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It goes to show the general public doesn't care that the Macs still have C2D processors. We could be waiting awhile for Arrandale.
 
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wizard

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Nice very nice, especially right after Christmas.

IPod sales being up is a big surprise!

Macs not so much. All the immature bellyaching aside Snow Leopard has been one excellent investment. I'm nit surprised because there is considerable value in Apples machines and it is noted that people are rexaming the value of Apples hardware.

Now all they need is a solid MBP upgrade.


Dave
 
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Icaras

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This could be the end of the Macbook Pro. We might see a whole new monster launched pretty soon, with the new i5/i7 processors. Maybe that's the hold up?

Why would you think that? Their MBP line is their most successful line at the moment. Besides, ending the MBP line only to be replaced by something else should deserve a keynote speech. And we just had the iPad announcement, so if anything, their MBP line should outlast all of their other Mac products.
 
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Silicon Alley Insider reports on new data from market research firm NPD relayed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster showing strong Mac and iPod sales for Apple's March quarter so far, well ahead of most analysts' expectations. NPD's numbers show Mac sales currently up 36% year-over-year, double that of analysts' consensus expectations. Similarly, NPD is seeing 5% growth in iPod sales compared to the March quarter of 2009, compared to expectations of a 17% decline. According to Munster:Munster's predictions for the overall quarter are slightly above consensus, seeing 2.6-2.8 million Mac sales for 18-26% year-over-year growth and 9-10 million iPod sales for a decline of between 9% and 17% over the same quarter last year.

Apple last quarter reported record revenue, profits, and Mac and iPhone sales in what is a traditionally strong holiday quarter, despite difficult economic conditions. The company reported nearly $15.7 billion in revenue for the quarter and is offering guidance of $11.0-$11.4 billion for the current quarter.

Article Link: NPD: Strong Mac and iPod Sales in March Quarter So Far

this clearly means no MPB for a while
if they sell like cakes why change em?
i guess june at this point
damn !!!!
 
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gfiz

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It goes to show the general public doesn't care that the Macs still have C2D processors. We could be waiting awhile for Arrandale.

not general public, just apparently brainwashed Mac users...I swear the brainwash is starting to wear off though. If the new Vaio Z is actually available before the new MBP's are announced, 10+ years of Apple use is over. Damn all the software I'd have to toss...:mad:
 
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Caliber26

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Why would you think that? Their MBP line is their most successful line at the moment. Besides, ending the MBP line only to be replaced by something else should deserve a keynote speech. And we just had the iPad announcement, so if anything, their MBP line should outlast all of their other Mac products.

You're 100% right about this being their most successful line. I was thinking that maybe they'll just ride it out until June/July's event and announce a new series of notebooks with the i5/i7 processors, simultaneous to the new iPhone. Just a thought. No one really knows, though. The anticipation is half the fun anyway.
 
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chatin

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Would bet on some sort of Pro-pad to replace Macbook Pro.

Intel should start losing market share to A4 this quarter.
 
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anthorumor

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Meanwhile Sony's second Quarter is going to look very healthy for all those potential MacBook Pro users switching to their line of i5 and i7 laptops. At this rate Apple might as well cut R&D towards their next laptops since they're making bucketloads of money on the C2D computers regardless.
 
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IlluminatedSage

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I would be happy to buy a new Macbook Pro, but i am waiting for Apple to actually support Blu-Ray.

also, would love to get a 27" imac with BD also.... sad to say but i may just be happy with my equipment until Apple decides to allow their consumers to decide.

at this point their "Superdrive" doesn't seem so super at all.
 
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kobewankenobi

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not general public, just apparently brainwashed Mac users...I swear the brainwash is starting to wear off though. If the new Vaio Z is actually available before the new MBP's are announced, 10+ years of Apple use is over. Damn all the software I'd have to toss...:mad:

ahah so after 10 years you gonna switch to a vaio losing all your apps? not even talking about the most reliable OD
for just a little faster computer, and blue ray?
wow that makes sense...
go ahead and enjoy the brilliance of windows
i ll just wait
 
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enberg

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not general public, just apparently brainwashed Mac users...I swear the brainwash is starting to wear off though. If the new Vaio Z is actually available before the new MBP's are announced, 10+ years of Apple use is over. Damn all the software I'd have to toss...:mad:
You hang out in a computer forum. This means you're not the general public by a country mile.
 
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carmenodie

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Meanwhile Sony's second Quarter is going to look very healthy for all those potential MacBook Pro users switching to their line of i5 and i7 laptops. At this rate Apple might as well cut R&D towards their next laptops since they're making bucketloads of money on the C2D computers regardless.
Whatever! I can't stand how some people think just because intel dropped a new chip it's going to radically change how they do stuff. If you're a real MBP user you know your game. You're probably making money and not trolling on rumor sites making wild a** scenarios. I have a macbook 13 unibody and I love it to death. And trust me, I'm not switching to a freakin Vaio(plastic junk) for a i5/i7 chip. WTF! I am tough getting the ipad. I have a new promotion and it'll come in handy as I will be a manager serving hotel guest.
Nah!
 
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gfiz

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ahah so after 10 years you gonna switch to a vaio losing all your apps? not even talking about the most reliable OD
for just a little faster computer, and blue ray?
wow that makes sense...
go ahead and enjoy the brilliance of windows
i ll just wait

well two things....

One, I already have a DIY PC desktop, just a MBP personal laptop, so I've supported both sides, and have more or less comparable software for both.

And two, it's not just this delayed refresh, it just the general approach apple takes, with the long product cycles, premium prices for the glowing apple, and frankly, since they moved to Intel and don't have the PPC going for them and software that I feel was better written back then for the platform, I think the quality of both the H/W and the S/W has gone to *****.

But for some reason I have an affinity for the platform, I've been psychologically hoodwinked, and readily admit it. But I'm setting a personal deadline for myself, and if Apple doesn't meet it, then yes, I'm going to part ways.
 
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carmenodie

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I would be happy to buy a new Macbook Pro, but i am waiting for Apple to actually support Blu-Ray.

also, would love to get a 27" imac with BD also.... sad to say but i may just be happy with my equipment until Apple decides to allow their consumers to decide.

at this point their "Superdrive" doesn't seem so super at all.
Please, will some of you stop trolling the whole "BLU RAY ON THE MAC THING". Blu Ray is so overrated. I have the ps3 and yeah the picture looks good but damn I'm not writing letters to Steve Jobs to see it on a Mac. If they do get it cool but most of us have lots of tech you know you have a blu ray player. So stop the moaning already.
Besides, have you vr played a blu ray in a vaio? Be happy if you can get about 45 minutes on a single charge.
 
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kiljoy616

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Meanwhile Sony's second Quarter is going to look very healthy for all those potential MacBook Pro users switching to their line of i5 and i7 laptops. At this rate Apple might as well cut R&D towards their next laptops since they're making bucketloads of money on the C2D computers regardless.

Hahaha, right like I am going to leave SNOW LEOPARD for Windows 7 just so I can have a i5 on my MBP. Don't think so, I rather see better higher end Video Card than a new CPU that though better is not something I can see blowing me away.

I use Windows 7 enough to know its an unfinished OS thrown out to get rid of MS Vista as quick as possible. Hardware aside I will stick on the laptops with snow leopard till you pry it from my cold dead hands. :D
 
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Caliber26

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Whatever! I can't stand how some people think just because intel dropped a new chip it's going to radically change how they do stuff. If you're a real MBP user you know your game. You're probably making money and not trolling on rumor sites making wild a** scenarios. I have a macbook 13 unibody and I love it to death. And trust me, I'm not switching to a freakin Vaio(plastic junk) for a i5/i7 chip. WTF! I am tough getting the ipad. I have a new promotion and it'll come in handy as I will be a manager serving hotel guest.
Nah!

How about taking an English/Writing course, prior to embarking on this new management position? Might come in handy, while doing your paperwork and emails. ;)
 
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gazzamac

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If the MBP is still a strong seller then what is the impetus for apple to refresh in the next month or so as forecast on this site when they are still bringing in the big $'s in sales
 
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kiljoy616

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Please, will some of you stop trolling the whole "BLU RAY ON THE MAC THING". Blu Ray is so overrated. I have the ps3 and yeah the picture looks good but damn I'm not writing letters to Steve Jobs to see it on a Mac. If they do get it cool but most of us have lots of tech you know you have a blu ray player. So stop the moaning already.
Besides, have you vr played a blu ray in a vaio? Be happy if you can get about 45 minutes on a single charge.

Well said, only reason for Blu-ray on Mac is to use something like RipIt to pirate it. I have two blu-ray one on a PS3 and the other a stand alone player and though it is nicer graphics, once I watch the movie its basically done.

I have yet to need one on any of my Mac's or PC's. Defeets the point to have blu-ray but watch a movie on a 15 inch monitor, haha.

That what my Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080 HD is for.
 
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kobewankenobi

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Hahaha, right like I am going to leave SNOW LEOPARD for Windows 7 just so I can have a i5 on my MBP. Don't think so, I rather see better higher end Video Card than a new CPU that though better is not something I can see blowing me away.

I use Windows 7 enough to know its an unfinished OS thrown out to get rid of MS Vista as quick as possible. Hardware aside I will stick on the laptops with snow leopard till you pry it from my cold dead hands. :D

ahah priceless
 
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