Quarterly U.S. Mac sales already up 13%, expected to accelerate in December

“The latest domestic sales data from the NPD Group shows the Mac lineup demonstrating 13 percent year over year growth in the first two months of the current quarter, a growth number Wall Street watchers expect Apple will handily exceed when the December quarter is concluded,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray revealed the latest NPD data for October and November on Monday, noting that the numbers are ‘soft’ compared to what is expected of Apple for the December quarter,” Marsal reports. “But the data only represents Apple’s Mac sales in the U.S., and does not include the platform’s worldwide growth.”

Marsal reports, “Munster is maintaining his projection of between 5.1 million and 5.3 million Mac sales in the December quarter, which would be a record for the company. He noted that last year, 48 percent of NPD units in the December quarter came in the month of December.”

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  1. The sales rate is now over 20 million Macs per year. It doesn’t seem so long ago when exceeding 10 million Macs sold per year was a big deal. In fact, I think it was only about two (or maybe three) years ago that Apple exceed 10 million Macs in a fiscal year.

    1. Mind blowing.

      It wasn’t so long ago that people thought we were crazy. Now they’re all following.

      We’ve definitely reached a tipping point. I don’t think it will stop growing for some time. And most of the world will have a smartphone or iPad and never have a need for a traditional PC on a desk.

      I don’t think it’s a stretch to say Apple will have the last laugh.

  2. Ten years ago the picture was very different. Apple have done a remarkable job in making the MAc product line vibrant again.
    I believe the main reasons are:
    1. OSX – provided a solid foundation
    2. Jobs / Ive etc – developed cool products
    3. Intel switch – reduced price of components and issues with supply
    4. Cook – set a production / supply system that eliminated the backlogs of the past.
    5. iPod / iPhone halo – drew in new customers through positive experience with iDevices.
    6. Apple stores – provide a great environment to discover Macs

    The difference with Apple now is that they are a well oiled machine that leverages both the industrial design and state of the art manufacturing.

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