Apple’s Mac set to have best year ever; over 10 million Macs sold in 2009

“With the end of September comes the end of fiscal year 2009 for Apple. While the company won’t be releasing the numbers for another two weeks or so, consensus estimates from Wall Street for the fourth quarter will fill in the blanks, as Apple always beats estimates. For 2009, during what is arguably the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Apple will have its best year ever,” Charles Jade reports for The Apple Blog.

Also, “the Mac is about to have its best year ever,” Jade reports. “Fiscal year or calendar year, it just doesn’t matter, either way 2009 will be the first year the company sells 10 million Macs. Sales estimates for the quarter ending September 30 are for 2.7 million Macs, putting Apple just over that magical base-10 for the fiscal year. That will top last year’s record of 9.7 million Macs, which was also a new record, but then every year since 2006 has been a new record.”

Much more in the full article here.

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

19 Comments

  1. And remember, all the Macs sold in previous years – about 9 of them – are all probably still in use too.

    Heading towards100m Mac users, plus another 300m iPod and iPhone users makes it a bit of a force, and less of a rounding error.

  2. For everyone who owns any AAPL and everyone who likes the Mac and its superior OS – this is the best kind of news.

    The future is all about better computing – and it always will be as phones and tunes playing gadgets come and go.

  3. With sales numbers like that, I think it’s LONG overdue that the number of Mac users is put well above the FUD-lian myth of 25 million we’ve heard batted around for years.YEARS.

    Apple has sold more than 25 million in the past 3 years alone. I would at least double, if not triple the number of total number based on that.

    Macs stay in service FAR longer and are sold second-hand or given away to friends and family members. Those numbers are ignored completely, although it’s not like you can actually count them. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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