Piper: Apple Black Friday retail Mac sales up 23%, iPad sales up 68% YOY; iPhone 4S sells out

“Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster spent the day after Thanksgiving as he has every year since 2008: Standing in an Apple retail store counting sales,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“In eight hours, he (or his team) watched iPads and Macs walk out the door at the rate of 14.8 and 10.1 per hour, respectively,” P.E.D. reports. “In a separate note, Deutsche Bank’s Chris Whitmore reports that the iPhone 4S was selling so briskly on Black Friday that about 75% of the Apple Store he called ran out of one model or another. Apple replenished supplies overnight and the next day only 30% of the stores reported iPhone 4S stock outs.”

More info in the full article here.

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


  1. Gotta love Gene Munster, stalking customers in an Apple store to sample sell-throughs! Guess there’s no better way to conduct POLTRY analyses with LEMN curves for popular products as cold calling never works!

    Not surprised at the results given BUN analysis for past 3 years vectoring year-over-year growth.

  2. My question is: Is Apple selling enough products to actually beat Wall Street numbers this quarter? These percentages are meaningless if analysts have already set numbers that Apple can’t possibly exceed.

  3. Was at the apple store in Santa Clara on Saturday . I asked a sales guy if it was busy. He said it was very slow more like a tuesday. Maybe a lot of people went on Friday.

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