“Steve Jobs likes to talk about history-making products, and in the case of the MacBook Air the moniker fits. Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) is gearing up its supply chain to ship 8 million of the sleek systems in time for back-to-school sales, DigiTimes reports,” Tim Beyers writes for The Motley Fool.
“Only once in the past four quarters has Apple sold more than 4 million Macs in a quarter, and that was in Q1,” Beyers writes. “Now, if reports are to be believed, Apple could sell two quarters’ worth of Macs and generate as much as $10 billion in revenue in Q3 alone.”
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Beyers writes, “Reports from suppliers by way of publications such as DigiTimes often miss the mark, sometimes by wide amounts. That’s probably why institutional investors don’t seem to care about these reports, and in truth the best approach toward them is skepticism. But even if the report is erroneous, the broader point is that these numbers don’t even include iPads. Throw them into the mix, and Apple becomes the world’s leading seller of computers.”
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