The data revealed by NPD Group regarding the sales of Apple’s Mac line-up in US alone reveal that in Octobere and November, Apple has been able to increase it’s sales by 13%, compared to the last quarter. The overall quarterly growth for Apple had been estimated at about 25% and NPD analysts are hopeful that Apple will be able to achieve the percentage, set to make maximum sales in December.
The 13% growth rate shown by NPD encompasses MAC sales only in US. An important point to note here is that the international demand for Mac products is steadily increasing and analysts believe international sales will come to play a major role in the overall quarterly growth stats of Apple. However, even the domestic statistics are not that bad. Apple has already reached the growth of 13% over it’s last quarterly sales. And investors are very hopeful that Apple will continue the growth further, hitting the 23% to 25% margin by the end of December.
This hope arises from the fact that during the last year too, Apple sold a major chunk of the total sales in December, the last month of the quarter. And just like last year, this year too, Mac sales have triggered during December. So the investors are hoping that Apple will be easily able to ship out 5 millions Macs before new year starts.
Apple sold 4.89 million Macs in the September quarter. So if the company is able to hit the 5.2 million Mac-sales target, it will be a new record high for Apple. But then, Apple has been making and demolishing growth records bit too often over recent years.
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