Apple sold four million Macs in its most recent fiscal quarter that ended in June. That’s an increase of 2% over the year-ago quarter compared to overall industry contraction of 1% (per the IDC research group).
Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer says the Mac had its best ever educational quarter. For example, the Rutherford County, NC school system bought 6,000 MacBook Airs, and Pueblo Colorado school district bought 70 MacBook Airs.
Portables accounted for about three-fourths of Mac sales. That may change a bit if/when Apple rolls out a revamped iMac.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Mac sales would be greater if the revamped portable line-up had rolled out sooner. The recent quarter is Apple’s 25th consecutive quarter of seeing Mac sales exceed the industry average.