“Apple Computer’s new iPod Hi-Fi audio system as well as its lower-end iPod digital music players are selling well enough for one analyst to increase his estimates for the company’s current fiscal quarter, which ends in March. ‘Recently, there has been renewed speculation regarding iPod production and demand,’ Shaw Wu, an analyst for American Technology Research wrote in a research note to clients on Friday. ‘We wanted to offer insight from our proprietary checks with industry and channel sources, but also some perspective on high consensus estimates that remain well above Apple’s guidance,'” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.
“The analyst says demand for iPods is coming in ahead of his firm’s previous expectations, with iPod shuffles and 1GB nanos generating incremental demand, particularly in non-Apple channels. Additionally, Wu said checks indicate that the new iPod Hi-Fi audio system is seeing strong initial sales and fifth-generation video iPods also continue to sell well above seasonal trends, down only modestly from the December holiday quarter,” Marsal reports.
More in the full article here.
• Apple’s brand new iPod Hi-Fi speaker system. Home stereo. Reinvented. Available now for $349 with free shipping.
• Apple’s new Mac mini. Intel Core, up to 4 times faster. Starting at just $599. Free shipping.
• MacBook Pro. The first Mac notebook built upon Intel Core Duo with iLife ’06, Front Row and built-in iSight. Starting at $1999. Free shipping.
• iMac. Twice as amazing — Intel Core Duo, iLife ’06, Front Row media experience, Apple Remote, built-in iSight. Starting at $1299. Free shipping.
• iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. Just $49.
• iPod. 15,000 songs. 25,000 photos. 150 hours of video. The new iPod. 30GB and 60GB models start at just $299. Free shipping.
• Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.