One Wall Street analyst is now modeling for Apple Computer to reach the one million notebook sales milestone in the three-month period ending September, according to a report from AppleInsider’s Prince McLean.
“In a research note released earlier on Monday, Credit Suisse analyst Robert Semple increased his quarterly shipment estimate for Apple’s 13-inch MacBook consumer notebooks to 775,000 units for the September quarter. ‘Our channel checks indicate overall MacBook shipments are tracking at approximately 200,000 ahead of our initial estimate of 580,000,’ he wrote after returning from a trip the the Far East — the region where all of Apple’s notebook models are manufactured,” McLean reports.
McLean reports, “In addition to the 775,00 MacBook models, the analyst is also expecting sales of approximately 250,000 MacBook Pro professional notebooks, bringing his combined Apple notebook estimate to 1,025,000 units for the September quarter and 2,908,000 for the 2006 fiscal year… According to data released by market research firm NPD, the Mac maker’s share of US notebook market doubled between the months of January and June to 12 percent. The sharp uptick in demand has reportedly sent the company shopping for a third manufacturing partner to help it churn out more systems ahead of the holiday shopping season.”
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