CSFB: early interest in the Apple iMac G5 ‘appears robust’

“Credit Suisse First Boston said early interest in the Apple Computer iMac G5 ‘appears robust.’ CSFB said customer demand appears strongest for the 17-inch model with the CD/DVD burner while supply of 20-inch iMacs ‘seems most limited.’ The research firm said that on the supply side, Apple’s key iMac supplier in Asia offered a ‘relatively bullish tone regarding its ability to meet iMac demand in the calendar third quarter.’ CSFB said its fiscal fourth-quarter estimates assume iMac shipments (not including eMac shipments) remain flat quarter-over-quarter at 60,000 units. ‘Based on our checks with stores and suppliers, we believe there could be material upside to our estimate despite [Apple] releasing the product with only two to three weeks remaining in the quarter,’ the firm said. The new iMac presents ‘another leg of strong product momentum and a boost to its underperforming consumer desktop product line,’ CSFB said. Longer term, the firm remains concerned that Apple’s pricing and the ability for IBM to meet G5 processor demand may hinder results. CSFB rates Apple at “neutral” with a $35 target price,” Forbes reports.

MacDailyNews Notee: Apple is currently trading at $36.68 at the time of this article’s publication.

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18 Comments

  1. I have a 20″ iMac on my desk — it’s superty-duperty (really)!

    Sleek, quiet, fast, pivots and swivels easily, and two pages of text can fit side-by-side comfortably on the screen.

  2. Don’t listen to them. I am always right with my Apple predictions!

    The iPod mini will be a total failure
    The iTunes Music store will lose to Sony and Microsoft
    The iMac G5 will be a total failure
    Apple is doomed! Doomed!

  3. I saw both of these machines last night, actually, and the 17″ looked so small!!! really – to me, it looked like a 15″ screen, and I think it’s because the 16:9 ratio… but it really looked puny. The 20″ looked great, though…

  4. hallo Jobberty Bones! maybe you are my twin brother i am 8 years old how old is you?

    yosemite sam you are silly a campootr is my apple compootr! i like to play reader rabbit and oregon trail

  5. compootr is a computer with AutomaTOR? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    I have ordered 8 20″ iMac G5 and waiting to receive those any day soon ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    20 itch is better than 17 itch when you need to work with spreadsheeps ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  6. I vaguely understand pretending to be the opposite sex while online.

    I don’t understand an adult pretending to be a child online.

    Don’t we warn our kids about adults like these?

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