Apple selling 23 MacBooks per minute worldwide

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac “Quanta Computer is expected to ship 3.5-3.7 million notebooks in January 2009 [sic] mainly benefiting from shipments of one million MacBooks to Apple, according to industry sources,” Max Wang and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“Apple shipped about seven million notebooks in 2009 with most of the orders placed to Quanta and some to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry),” Wang and Tsai report. “Apple’s monthly order volume to Quanta has also grown from only 300,000-400,000 units in the first half of 2009 to one million units in the fourth quarter of 2009, the sources noted.”

Full article here.

9 to 5 Mac did the math and reports that “Apple’s selling around 23 MacBooks each minute worldwide.”

Full article here.

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

11 Comments

  1. That really is amazing.
    – 23 MacBooks sold
    (a minute later)
    – 23 MacBooks sold
    (a minute later)
    – 23 MacBooks sold

    I wish I made $23 a minute, or even $0.23 a minute. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. So … how many Laptops a minute does Dell, HP, IBM, Sony or Toshiba sell every minute? Okay, I’ll do the math (since 9to5Mac obviously won’t) – if Apple is selling 23 MacBooks per minute but only accounts for a mere 2% of world sales … well something tells me somebody else sells a lot more.

    In related news, Apple is the leading maker of iPods. Yay! Go Apple!

  3. how is that possible? apple was selling around 3 million macs last quarter (by most estimates). around 70% of those were probabaly notebooks (the average for 2008/2009). which means 2.1 million notebooks a quarter or 700.000 a month. not one million. otherwise apple would have to report shipments of 4 million macs for last quarter. as much as i would like that number, i’d say not very likely.

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