“Apple saw record sales performance this past month on the strength of the new iPhone 5S, the iPad Air, and new Macs, an analysis of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers suggests,” John Koetsier reports for VentureBeat.

“Taiwan-based manufacturers build most of Apple’s iProduct, either on the island nation itself, or in factories in mainland China,” Koetsier reports. “‘We estimate sales in October rose by approximately 11 percent month-over-month and well above the October average of flat month-over-month performance over the past eight years,’ Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White said in a research note this morning. ‘As such, we believe this October will prove to be the strongest in the history of our Apple Barometer.'”

Koetsier reports, “That sets Apple up for a very strong holiday shopping season — the company’s first fiscal quarter of 2014, and traditionally its biggest quarter of the year.”

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