Apple’s amazing MacBook Air projected to earn $2.2 billion this year

“Analyst Mark Moskowitz with J.P. Morgan said in a note to investors on Monday that checks with Apple’s supply chain indicate that the MacBook Air has continued to be a strong performer for Apple,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Moskowitz noted that 420,000 MacBook Air units were shipped in the fourth quarter of calendar 2010, which represented growth of 333 percent year over year, and 326.8 percent quarter over quarter,” Hughes reports. “The level was also three times greater than the product’s previous quarterly high… In February, sources in Apple’s supply chain indicated the company was doubling orders for the new MacBook Air to meet demand.”

Hughes reports, “Moskowitz said that last quarter the diminutive notebook generated revenues of $559.3 million, an increase of 256.2 percent year over year and 284.2 percent quarter over quarter. ‘Assuming that Apple can sustain or increase the recent quarterly run rate of 420,000 units and pricing stays stable, annual MacBook Air revenues could track to $2.2 billion or better,’ he said.”

Read more in the full article here.

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

9 Comments

  1. THw MBAs that I know of cannibalized windows laptops, not MBP. The general take is that if you need the power of a MBP (FCP or Logic) the air won’t cut it but, for lots of things LOGOS, in particular, it is great and smaller, etc. My friend loves his new 11″ MBA. A HUGE upgrade from his old Toshiba POS.

  2. My 13.3″ MBA was meant as a lighter alternative to my 17″ Santa Rosa MBP. Some people leave their laptops semi-permanently set up but that is not the case with me, so the size difference was a huge improvement. The MBA has been a pleasant surprise in terms of speed, as I can run multiple apps and a virtual machine or two with no problems. My only complaint is with the screens colour fidelity, but that only comes into play when editing photos. My MBP is now parked at home with a BluRay drive hooked up to it for video purposes.

  3. MBAir is the necessary solution to mini-mobile computing. iPad 2 is to view other people’s work – and even there, there is only limited, partial access to the internet.

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