“According to a published report, Mac sales are not just down, but dropping somewhat faster than the PC market as a whole,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “Now this is something that hasn’t happened in a while, so could it be an area of concern? Well, maybe, but it does call for a reality check.”
“First and foremost, the published reports are based on estimates, samplings, and they do not reflect the actual sales reported by Apple. You won’t know that until the 28th of the month. The numbers also focus on U.S. sales, and an ever larger portion of Apple’s sales are overseas,” Steinberg writes. “The long and short of it is that Mac sales will likely be flat or somewhat lower, but the picture is not complete. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some reasoned speculation about what’s going on, and what Apple might do to reverse the trend.”
Steinberg writes, “Or can they reverse the trend?”
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