Apple on pace to sell record-breaking 4.3 million Macs in holiday quarter

“The latest domestic sales data from NPD shows Apple on pace to sell between 4.1 million and 4.3 million Macs in the December quarter,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“Which would make for another record breaker in an ever-lengthening string of them,” Paczkowski reports. “After all, Apple’s U.S. Mac sales are up 20 percent year-over-year for the first two months of the current quarter.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s recent Mac sales figures:

Q410 (ended September 25, 2010) – 3.89 million
Q310 (ended June 26, 2010) – 3.47 million
Q210 (ended March 27, 2010) – 2.94 million
Q110 (ended December 26, 2009) – 3.36 million

Q409 (ended September 26, 2009) – 3.05 million
Q309 (ended June 27, 2009) – 2.60 million
Q209 (ended March 28, 2009) – 2.22 million
Q109 (ended December 27, 2008) – 2.52 million

Q408 (ended September 27, 2008) – 2.61 million
Q308 (ended June 28, 2008) – 2.50 million
Q208 (ended March 29, 2008) – 2.29 million
Q108 (ended December 29, 2007) – 2.32 million

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


  1. Wait until the Apple heads-up “iGlasses” appear.

    Hi-Def on demand w/o the dinky iPhone screen or the Laptop screen, yet even more capability.

    Just a touch pad (MagicMouser) in your pocket or on the table.

    Speculation, yes. Possible, yes.

    Connected to iDisk and everywhere, yes.

    Apple has the hardware, infrastructure and software to do it, and in the end such a product can replace the iPhone and iPad for access on the go, INCONSPICUOUSLY.

    Apple is only restricted by the limits that it is placing on itself.

    Will Apple do it? Or will Microsoft, HP or Dell?

    It will come. It will absolutely mushroom in size. Who will do it and when?

  2. The beauty of each of those Mac sales is, once you go Mac, you are a loyal customer. Not just because of the fantastic experience, but also because there are no other vendors that sales Macs and you’re not switching. So, the ones who purchased, say an MBP in 2009, is more than likely to upgrade again by 2010 or 2011 to another MBP or maybe a Mac Mini to setup a server.

    No other computer manufacturer enjoy that. If you bought a Dell, nothing is stopping you to switch of HP or Acer next year. It pays to be the owner of your own OS. It’s a monopoly without legally being tagged one.

    And staying a niche pays off, it creates a brand name, creates demand, you can easily sever legacy junks, but more than anything else, the ones you picked up are in it for the long haul. So, the niche bubble grows bigger every quarter until it’s no longer a niche, and the rest of the globe is yours for the taking. Brilliant stuff.

  3. The talking heads reported today that the average cost of computers is up. They also say sales are down or slow. Think idiots think.

    • your are not counting iPads as a computer
    • iPads are crushing the crappy netbooks

    • low cost cheep netbooks are missing in your average cost due to the iPad
    • iPhone, iPod and iPad halos are adding higher (initial) cost Macs into the average computer cost

    Tsunamis sneak up on their victims when they can’t see the signs.

  4. I’m waiting for the MacBook Pro w/ SSD to come out next year as well as the iPhone 5 andthe “next generation” of iPods.. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. Well we just did our bit. My wife and I tossed it all up and it was iPad or 13″ MacBook Pro. Ipad nah, MBP yes (and Airport Extreme)! The network’s up and running between the modem, my iMac and the baby of the pack. So easy and so cool.

    We’ll wait a couple of years for the iPad when it has more features and a lower price (i.e. when it’s a bit more mature).

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.