Apple’s blistering Mac sales up 50 percent in April; iPod sales also rise

“The blistering success of Apple’s personal computer business continues to turn heads, with Mac unit sales growing 50 percent year-over-year for the month of April compared to just 17 percent growth by the broader market,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“Mac revenues were also up sharply at 46 percent, according to the most recent data from market firm NPD Group, as cited Monday by Lehman Brothers analyst Ben Reitzes in a noted distributed privately to clients,” Lane reports.

“Meanwhile, a similar set of data from NPD covering iPods reveals that sales of the media players were up 15 percent in units and 10 percent in dollar sales during April, compared to a rise of 12 percent in units and 4 percent in revenues for the overall market,” Lane reports.

More in the full article here.

Nothing to see here, egg-ducker. Just keep worrying about Google and trying to buy Yahoo…

30 Comments

  1. Consumers are finally coming the the conclusion that not only are Mac’s a better computer but in the long run they are cheaper than Windows PC’s. Steve Jobs should send a basket of fruit to the people in Redmond for Vista..which will forever be associated with brands like the Edsel and New Coke

  2. Wall Street will probably hammer Apple later today because of this.

    They expected sales to be up 110%.

    Just once I’d love to have one of them for a day on my farm and make them really work hard for once in their life.

  3. @Ampar

    Nah, the blisters are on the hands of new Apple Store employees who aren’t used to handling so many macs.

    Soon their skin will heal and M$ will be complaining about a callus market.

  4. Comment from: Think

    Wall Street will probably hammer Apple later today because of this.

    They expected sales to be up 110%.

    Just once I’d love to have one of them for a day on my farm and make them really work hard for once in their life.

    People who work on wall street do work hard. I don’t think there is a need for you to stay up for hours watching your crops. When you go into finance, you give up your life.

    I hate bitter, jealous remarks like that.

  5. @zarker –

    Yep, pushing paper around your desk all day must be grueling. Too bad the traders on Wall Street can’t use their talent for something useful, like actually creating things people can use or enjoy. You shouldn’t be able to make three billion in a year just betting on whether the price of housing goes up or down, or where the price of Sweet Texas Crude will be 60 days from now.

    If that’s capitalism, I’ll take socialism.

  6. The so called analysts from Wall Street are a bunch of dumb MBA’s that are book smart but know nothing about consumer behavior or marketing. There motto is “instant gratification takes too long” and regardless of whether their clients make or lose money they still get their bonus checks.

    Apple is suceeding because of the fact that they make a superior product in both hardware and software. For God’s sake Dell is not selling dual core processors for $459 with a monitor. In order to make money at that price point they have to reduce costs and they are doing that by making inferior products.

    However, like I said the failure that is Vista has also played a HUGE part in Apple’s success.

  7. Those percentage numbers are hard to compare. The 17% growth for the broader market is 17% of a much larger number. In fact I am not sure if Apple sold more additional units than the others year over year; at least not from those two percentage terms. My understanding is that Apples share of the total number of units sold is also increasing appreciably in the US, but not so much so in the entire world where Apple does not have much of a presence; yet.

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