Apple To Achieve Record Mac Sales For Q3 2011

Posted in Apple, Apple News, Mac on 12/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster reports on new NPD market research data indicating that Apple’s U.S. Mac sales are up 22% year-over-year for the first two months of Q2 2011, priming the company for a new all-time record in quarterly Mac sales.

This especially strong period of Mac sales is largely being attributed the Apple’s release of new MacBook Air and Mac Mini models in late July. The current 22% growth beats prior predictions of 16% growth, and places Apple on track to sell 4.5 million Macs this quarter. Apple’s prior quarterly Mac record was 4.13 million Macs in the holiday quarter of 2010.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.