“U.S. unit sales of Apple‘s Macintosh computers grew 26% in July over the year ago quarter, tech tracker NPD reported Monday, outpacing the U.S. PC unit sales growth of 4%,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.
“NPD’s data supports the view that sales of Apple’s tablet computer are crimping demand for cheap ‘netbook’ computers — not a problem for Apple, since the Cupertino, Calif.-based company doesn’t sell the stripped down notebook,” Caulfield reports. “While overall PC sales grew, sales of in the ‘subnotebook’ category fell 13% from July 2010 following a plunge of 20% in June.”
Caulfield reports, “Apple’s personal computers commanded an average price of $1338, compared to $716 for the broader PC market. Apple’s share of new personal computers shipped in the United States rose to 18%, up from 15% during the year-ago quarter.”
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