Apple draws strength from strengthening Mac

“Investors are betting that Apple’s iPhone will be a hit with consumers,” Daniel Del’Re reports for TheStreet.com. But if the device somehow fails to live up to all the hype, what will keep the company’s sales afloat — and stock price rising — is, in a word, computers.”

Del’Re reports, “Apple’s increasingly popular Macs served as a ballast for sales and earnings growth in the last quarter as iPod sales took a breather.”

MacDailyNews Note: Last quarter, Apple sold 10,549,000 iPods, representing 24 percent growth in iPods over the year-ago quarter. Some “breather.”

Del’Re continues, “‘Apple’s computer business gets lost in the iPhone buzz,’ says Richard Parower, a portfolio manager at J.W. Seligman, which holds Apple shares. ‘Investors have to keep in mind that there’s a lot more going on at the company.'”

“Offsetting [any other product] risks is Apple’s growing share of the computer market. Mac sales leapt 36% last quarter from a year ago, exceeding most analysts’ forecasts and tripling overall industry growth,” Del’Re reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

18 Comments

  1. I have my head firmly stuck in MDN’s stink ass

    Boy what a bootlicking asswipe, LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son this and LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son that.

    JESUS FSCKING CHRIST MAN GET A FRIGGING LIFE!

    Get the FSCK OUTTA YOUR PARENTS BASEMENT.

    What you getting? Brownie points?

    LET MDN DO THEIR JOB, THEY GET ALL THAT MONEY FROM ALL THE GODDAM ADS< MOUSE ROLLOVERS AND POP UNDERS THIS SITE PRODUCES!!

    They have been doing fine for years and your just a FSCKING TOOL!!

    AND MDN? SUCK MY ASS. I KNOW YOU”LL IP BAN ME FOR TELLING YOUR PUNK ASS TO FSCK OFF, BIG DEAL NO MORE LINUXGUY THIS AND THAT CRAP

    LINUXGUY IS A LITTLE PUNK ASS!!

    LINUX SUCKS ASS TOTALLY!!! IT DOESN’T EVEN WORK MOST OF THE TIME.

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    Goodnight and merry fscking holidays!!

  2. I do think MDN sending an email of thanks to LG&S; is enough. Every other article being accredited tells me MDN (Chris?) is doing other things rather than seeking out this stuff…

  3. Why is thanking a reader for the ‘heads up’ news? This has been going on for several months now.

    Why are people upset about others being thanked?

    Have your mommie make you a sandwich, then go have a lie down.

  4. Maybe the BOD should vote to change the name from Apple, Inc. to Apple Computers, Inc. (Yes, with an ‘s’) – that’d get folks to think of the Mac instead of just iPods, iPhones and Apple TVs!

    (sarcasm, obviously)

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