PiperJaffray analyst Gene Munster said that based on checks with Apple resellers, sales of MacBook Pro systems may be up from last year, and while iPod sales are solid, demand has softened from early spring, notes a story on the Associate Press. “Munster’s research also indicated that iPod sales got a bounce in May and June from graduation gift giving. The big news, though, according to Munster, could be in the fiscal fourth quarter ending in September.” In a note, Munster said: “We believe September has the potential to be a breakout quarter for Apple due to the convergence of the following factors: back-to-school selling season, full availability of MacBook and MacBook Pro, Boot Camp impact on overall Mac demand, PC-to-Mac switcher ad campaign, and the halo effect.”