Analyst predicts Apple to sell 1.4 million Macs this quarter

“Apple Computer, which reports its September quarter results next Wednesday, is likely to report results at the upper end, if not exceed its guidance of $4.5 to $4.6 billion in revenue and 46 cents to 48 cents earnings-per-share, according to one Wall Street analyst,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“‘We are modeling continued strength in its Mac business (up 6 percent Q/Q to 1.4 million units) driven by MacBook and a rebound in its iPod business (up 5 percent Q/Q to 8.5 million units) helped by new nanos and initial shipments of its new shuffle,’ American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu wrote in a note to investors on Monday,” Lane reports.

Lane reports, “Wu believes Apple will once again guide analysts conservatively for its December quarter, setting reasonable expectations that it can meet or exceed.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s 2006 earnings and unit sales information through Q3:
• Q1 (ended 12/31/05): revenue of $5.75 billion, net quarterly profit of $565 million, 1.254 million Macs, 14.043 million iPods
• Q2 (ended 04/01/06): revenue of $4.36 billion, net quarterly profit of $410 million, 1.112 million Macs, 08.526 million iPods
• Q3 (ended 07/01/06): revenue of $4.37 billion, net quarterly profit of $472 million, 1.327 million Macs, 08.111 million iPods

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  1. So by his estimates, at 1.4 million, The back to school quarter is only going to contribute approximattely 70,000 Macs over the previous quarter which did 1.27 million? I expect much more.

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