The latest NPD sales data for the Mac lineup shows a 13% year over year growth in the first two months of the current quarter. Wall Street watchers expect Apple will better that growth number when the December quarter is concluded.
Katie Marsal at AppleInsider reports that analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray noted that the numbers are “soft” compared to what was expected of Apple. But, the data only includes Mac sales in the U.S., and doesn’t include worldwide growth.
“…we believe international Mac sales are likely growing faster than domestic Mac units (and NPD does not track international Mac sales). Net-net, we are maintaining our range of 5.1m-5.3m, or 23%-28% (year over year) growth.”
Munster estimates that Mac sales will represent 18 percent of Apple’s overall revenue in the company’s December quarter.
Also, data shows iPod sales are down 14 percent year over year. So, Apple would be ahead of predictions, and on track to sell about 15.5 million total units in the December quarter, down 20 percent year over year.