“Mac is Apple’s second most valuable business and accounted for 13% of Apple’s revenues,” Puneet Sikka writes for Market Realist. “Although the overall PC industry declined by a year-over-year (or YoY) rate of 11% in the quarter ended September 30, 2015, Mac sales grew 3%, according to IDC (International Data Corporation).”

“Although the Mac performed better than the overall PC market, its growth rate was below the June-ending quarter growth of 9%,” Sikka writes. “The primary reason for Apple Mac sales growth slowing down in the last quarter was the appreciating US dollar (UUP), which makes Macs more expensive to sell in the international markets.”

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“Apple last quarter set a new Q4 sales record with the Mac, having sold 5.7 million units over the past three months,” Yoni Heisler reports for BGR. “All the more impressive is that Apple over the past 12 months set a new Mac sales record, having sold 20.6 million machines over the last fiscal year.”

“For whatever reason, the masses have spoken and they’re simply not interested in saying goodbye to the Mac anytime soon. And Apple, to its credit, remains as invested in the Mac as ever,” Heisler reports. “In the past year alone, Apple has released a brand the following new Mac products: a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a new MacBook Air, an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Force Touch trackpad, a Retina 5K 27-inch iMac, a hyper-portable 12-inch MacBook, and new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display.”

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