NPD: Mac sales up 60% in February

“Macintosh sales were up sharply in February, according to a brief report on the latest NPD data posted Monday at (registration required),” Philip Elmer-DeWitt blogs for Fortune.

“The report shows growth in Mac unit sales up 60 percent from 2007 and growth in dollar terms up 66 percent,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

Full article here.


  1. “Macbook Air sales appear to be additive to total sales, rather than
    replacing Macbook Pro sales,” he said. “We believe a new set of
    corporate customers make up a meaningful portion of MacBook Air

    Suck on that, MAC dorks.

  2. Mac rumors us saying Apple achieved 14 percent market share.

    According to preliminary data from NPD, Apple reportedly achieved 14 percent of the U.S. retail PC market share in February 2008, up from 9% just a year ago. This represents 60 percent unit growth and 67 percent revenue growth year-over-year.

    Mac Notebook sales were up 64% year-over-year and Mac Desktops up 55% year-over-year, with strong sales of the MacBook Air this February.

  3. While I am sucking on that…

    I’ve always talked about the Tipping Point® and it’s been talked about here and there, but it seems to me that in some ways, it really has arrived. Apple is now mainstream. No longer beleaguered. No longer isolated, or the “cute” little-company-that-could. Apple makes tech people want. It’s still in the beginnings of growth, though which is really remarkable to me. Apple has the potential to be enormous and really usher in a new era in personal tech use.

    I welcome this. And all I have to say to ChrissyOne is: Please miss, may I have some more?

  4. Tipping point indeed. OS X is just about the only easy unix like OS out there (sorry Ubuntu but you still need work) and is superior to Windows in every way. Once you go Mac you’re not going back unless you don’t have a choice.

    It pains me to say this, but the reason for all this growth is partly the switch to Intel from PPC (I kinda hate x86 and loved PPC).

    So now what apple needs is a laptop under 1000 USD (doesn’t have to be uber powerful just affordable enough for people who can’t afford even a macbook) and a 10 to 12 inch laptop for the Asian markets…and that’s it. The future is laptops. We’re going to see laptops become more common than desktop units in the future. People want to be mobile. This is good news for apple because they make the best laptops out there in my opinion.

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