Analyst: Apple’s Christmas Mac, iPad, and iPhone sales even stronger than expected

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac“Analyst Chris Whitmore with Deutsche Bank said in a note to investors on Tuesday that checks over the holidays indicated that Apple saw better-than-expected demand for both the iPad and the Mac,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “In addition, consumer demand for the iPhone showed no signs of slowing down, even as rumors of a Verizon iPhone loomed over the holiday buying season.”

“Over the holidays, Deutsche Bank checked in at more than 50 Apple retail and partner stores, and found lines and crowds driving ‘robust’ demand for the iPhone,” Hughes reports. “Whitmore said demand for the iPad, which remains “largely unchallenged” in the market, is tracking ahead of his model, and has accordingly increased sales estimates from 6 million to 6.5 million.”

Hughes reports, “And the attractive $999 price tag of the new 11-inch MacBook Air also prompted noteworthy demand.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. The only Apple dud this holiday season was the new iPod nano… with no buttons, bad reviews, and a difficult interface, it is now the new stepchild of the Apple family. Funny, they fixed the shuffle but ruined the nano instead.

  2. Even in tough times–actually, ESPECIALLY in tough times–quality will out. Cheap, poorly designed, weakly supported technology is the most expensive purchase anyone can make . . . and people know it.

    Give me the best every time, for I can’t afford cheap.

  3. The local Walmart in our little town (20,000) sold at least nine iPads in two days (21 to 23 December), and at least four of those were the 64 GB 3G models ($829). Pretty darned good for our version of Hooterville.

  4. @MacBill – You were expecting a keyboard maybe? The touch interface is cool, the harbinger of the realization of the Dick Tracy Wrist Radio, except it’ll be a wrist cell phone. The true iPhone Nano peeks out.

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