“Apple might disappoint on Mac sales in next week’s earnings call, according to Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray,” Vincent Trivett writes for Minyanville. “Apple hasn’t made any major changes to the Mac lineup in over a year. This means that would-be buyers are merely waiting to avoid the risk of obsolescence.”
“Some would-be buyers are waiting for the next generation to come out, presumably with Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors, which will start shipping next week,” Trivett writes. “Munster predicts that a hardware upgrade in the next quarter will send sales way up. I think it will make me jealous.”
Trivett writes, “Mac sales only represent 15% of Apple’s revenue, but sales are benefiting from the popularity of Apple’s other products.”
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