“Apple watchers have shifted their attention to the products that matter most to the company’s bottom line: the MacBook and the increasingly long-in-the-tooth MacBook Pro,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“Macs represent more than 48% of Apple’s quarterly revenue these days and MacBooks account for 62% of that,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

“Sales of Apple’s laptops have been on fire lately… On Wednesday, NPD reported that Apple’s share of the North American notebook market grew from 6.6% to 10.6% over the past year — a 60% increase that easily outpaced market leaders Dell (up 1.4%), HP (up 0.9%) and Acer (down 22.6%),” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

“Which makes it all the more surprising that Apple has waited so long to spruce up its notebook line… Well that’s all supposed to change on Oct. 14, when the long-awaited revamped notebooks are due to be introduced, according to sources said to be familiar with Apple’s plans,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]