Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Jim » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 13:56:17


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"Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent
year-over-year"

"n a note to analysts American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu is
predicting that Mac sales will be up 42 percent year-over-year for
Apple March fiscal quarter.

Previously, he was forecasting growth of 38 percent year-over-year. Wu
thinks that the controversial MacBook Air could account for at least 20
percent of Mac sales and up to 25 percent of Mac laptop sales for the
March quarter."

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Jim
 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Patrick Ni » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:10:54


Hang on, the MacBook Air could be 20% of overall Mac sales, and 25% of
laptop sales? Which would mean that laptops would have accounted for
80% of Apple's sales? That seems unlikely.

 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Jim » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 23:55:08

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Why, when that *appears* to be the direction whole computer planet is
moving, towards laptops.

--
Jim
 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Maveric » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 01:19:51


I've heard this trend last year as well. And it appears to be true.
I almost purchased an Apple Notebook instead of this new iMac.
 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Patrick Ni » Sun, 23 Mar 2008 08:10:16


It is, but the overall balance, from the last figures I saw, was still about
50-50. I'd
be a bit surprised if Apple's figures were that far out-of-line with the
rest of the
industry.
 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by ZnU » Tue, 25 Mar 2008 22:31:12

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Laptop sales were more like 60% of CPU units for Apple as of Q1 2008.
And that was before the Air was shipping.

It's not all that hard to see how Apple's numbers could skew more
heavily toward laptops than the general industry numbers. Apple's design
strengths are more significant in the laptop market, and Macs are
getting popular with certain demographics more likely to buy laptops,
like college students. Also, consumers are probably more likely to buy
laptops than companies these days, and Apple sells mostly to the
consumer market.

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out any other way."
--George W. Bush in Martinsburg, W. Va., July 4, 2007
 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Alan Bake » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 15:45:44

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






Not to mention, the economics of laptops drive the price that other
makers can charge closer to Apple's price.

--
Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia
"If you raise the ceiling four feet, move the fireplace from that wall
to that wall, you'll still only get the full stereophonic effect if you
sit in the bottom of that cupboard."
 
 
 

Analyst predicts Mac sales for March quarter will be up 42 percent year-over-year

Post by Patrick Ni » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 17:19:30


Well we shall see, but it's still a hell of a skew, if it's true.