“How’s the Mac doing? Unit sales, which stalled in Q2 as customers waited for the new MacBooks that arrived in April and May, took off in Q3, coming in just shy of 3.5 million,” Phillip Elmer-Dewitt reports for Fortune.
“Although Apple’s competitors saw PC sales weaken this summer, all signs suggest that the Mac was the exception, driven by back-to-school sales and the new desktop models released in late July (not to mention store traffic from people coming in to buy iPhones and iPads),” P.E.D. reports.
“The average Q4 unit sales estimate of the 31 analysts we’ve polled is 3.86 million Macs,” P.E.D. reports. “Five of them, however, expect Apple to report that it sold 4 million or more.”
Full article, with a list of 20+ analysts’ Mac units sales estimates for Apple’s Q410, here.