“The latest data from the NPD Group shows U.S. Mac sales in the month of January were up 31 percent year over year, suggesting Apple began to catch up with demand for its new all-in-one iMac,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Last quarter, Mac sales were off 17 percent — a loss that Apple attributed mostly to a lack of availability of the new iMac,” Hughes reports. “Apple sold a total of 4.1 million Macs in the December quarter of 2012, down from 4.9 million a year prior.”

Hughes reports, “Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook noted that iMac sales were down 700,000 units year over year in the December quarter, a reduction that would account for most of the 800,000 fewer Macs Apple sold in the quarter.”

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