Analyzing data provided by the NPD Group in relation to domestic sales in the United States, analyst Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, today reduced its estimates of Mac sales in the last quarter by 300 thousand units, to 4.9 million in total.
Previously, Munster had expected 18% annual growth for Apple, which has now been adjusted to 12%.
Despite reducing on one side, Munster increased on the other: he now believes that Apple will market a total of 30.6 million iPhones 600,000 more than before. This more than compensates for the reduction in Macs, in terms of revenue for the company. Munster predicts revenue of $ 40.187 billion, with diluted earnings per year of $ 10.50.
Apple will announce its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2012 next Tuesday, January 24th and you will be able to follow all the details with us, here on MacMagazine.
(via Fortune Tech)