Is the iPad cannibalizing Mac sales? Perhaps a little, though the Mac grew its revenues 26% year-over-year in the last quarter and 22% for the last fiscal year. In fact, according to one line of thought, the Apple tablet could actually be helping Mac sales.
According to Eric Jackson, founder of Ironfire Capital and a hedge fund manager, many consumers who are purchasing iPhones and iPads are also becoming increasingly interested in buying laptops, as well. He says that he expects iPad ANd Mac sales to continue booming over the next few years.
Jackson thinks Macs could sell 50 million units by 2015 and that 500 million tablets would be sold by that time. If that’s cannibalization, I doubt anyone at Apple is worried about it. (Read more at http://www.cnbc.com/id/46879999?__source=yahoo%7Cheadline%7Cquote%7Ctext%7C&par=yahoo).
— Dennis Sellers