Anaylst: Apple reducing inventory of PowerPC-based iBooks, 12- and 17-inch PowerBooks, Power Macs

“Apple is working to reduce its inventory levels of old stock, including PowerPC Macs and iPod nanos, an analyst claims,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK. “American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu expects Apple to reveal “conservative” guidance for its third June quarter while it sheds old stock. ‘With the Intel transition and high inventory of older iPod nanos, our sources indicate that Apple is aiming to work down inventories, particularly PowerPC Macs (iBook G4, 12-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4s, PowerMac G5) and 2 GB/4GB Nanos in front of potential future product announcements,’ he said.”

Wu maintains his ‘buy’ rating on Apple (AAPL) and expects Q3 revenues of $4.4 billion and sales of 8.5 million iPods. “Wu expects Apple revenue to reach $22.1 billion in the company’s 2007 financial year, which begins in September 2006,” Evans reports.

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  1. To me this doesn’t automatically mean they’re having difficulty selling stuff, it just means that they’ve ramped production enough to meet the huge Christmas demand and had a good level of inventory to cope with demand in good time. They just don’t want that inventory to become hard to get rid of when they launch new stuff.

    Or they’re having difficulty selling stuff.

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