For those of you who have forecast the impending demise of the Mac, well, forecast again. Fo the fiscal 2010 third quarter that ended June 26, Apple shipped 34.7 million Macs, beating their previous-best ever quarter by over 100,000.
That’s year-over-year growth of 33%, compared to 22% growth for the market overall, based on the latest stats by the IDC research group.
Apple Chief Operating Office Office Tim Cook said that most Mac sales were still in the consumer market, but that there are signs it’s gaining group in the business and enterprise markets.
Apple saw double digit Mac growth in all geographies, lead by the iMac and the MacBook Pro. The company’s computer sales outgrew the global market in both desktops and laptops.
There were record Mac sales in the US education arena, despite continued budget restraint issues, says Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer. If you do the math, you’ll see that the Mac accounts for 28% of Apple’s revenue.