Report: Apple Mac shipments to hit 10 million mark in 2006

“Apple Computer is expected to ship a total of 10 million desktop PCs and notebooks in 2006, with its major contract makers Foxconn Electronics, Quanta Computer and Asustek Computer to benefit, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited Taiwan PC manufacturers as saying,” Jessie Shen reports for DigiTimes. “As reported on January 2005, Foxconn manufactures Apple’s Mac mini computers, Quanta holds orders for the PowerBook series and Asustek has orders for Apple’s iBook models. The EDN report further noted that Quanta also manufactures Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro, which supports a 2GHz Intel Core Duo processor.”

Shen reports, “For the desktop PC segment, iMac models featuring CRT displays are produced by Foxconn, whereas Quanta manufactures the LCD panel-based iMac series, according to the EDN report.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: In 2005, Apple shipped a total of 4.742 million Macs.

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19 Comments

  1. Well, I am going to help with that number. My 20″ iMac is on the way, laptop purchase next, then a tower. These are replacing my slot loading iMac, my G3 Powerbook (Pismo) and my AGP G4/400 (upgraded to 800). I’ve definitely gotten my use out of my home machines.

    Apple is definitely going to have a lot of momentum for a while.

  2. if we roughly double the amount of computers we sell in 2006, and allow some flexibility, is it at all possible to aim for an almost doubling of market share in 2006?

    if we say its about 4% now, i think we should aim for a minimum 6-7% in a years time.

  3. Great. Another unrealistic “forecast” that will send stock reeling when this expectation isn’t hit.

    I really hope it happens, but that would mean a HUGE increase in sales from last year. I’m not sure if there is THAT much pent up demand out there. We’ll see… (fingers crossed)

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