So much for counting the Mac and desktops out...
Those pundits who have declared that Apple is losing interest in the Mac, especially the desktop line, might think again.
In Apple's latest fiscal quarter, Apple, as CEO Tim Cook noted, gained significant share in its computer business. Approximately 4.89 million Macs were sold during the quarter. That beats the previous record by about 750,000.
The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro were the top sellers for the company with the laptop line accounting for 74% of Mac sales. However, the desktop line -- mainly the iMac -- moved almost 1.3 million units. That's a record for Mac desktop sales.
The Mac is, as usual, outgrowing the computer industry as a whole. By more than six times, per the latest data from the IDC research group
As far as tablets replacing traditional computers, it appears the iPad is taking away SOME Mac sales, but a lot more PC sales.
Cook said it best during a conference call with analysts: "Remember, the Mac had its best quarter by far this past quarter. Even with having the best-ever iPad quarter and cannibalization, Mac had its best quarter, too. With cannibalization like this, I hope it continue."
Amen to that. And I'm 99.9% certain that's exactly what's going to happen for several fiscal quarters to come.
-- Dennis Sellers