Forecast: Apple will sell 2.8 million Macs in the third quarter

Forecast: Apple will sell 2.8 million Macs in the third quarter

According to data from the NPD Group for the period from July to August, Mac sales grew by 7% compared to last year, which has already exceeded investors' expectations, previously estimated at 5%. When analyzing this data, Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, predicts that Apple will sell 2.8 million computers by the end of this month, with the possibility that those numbers will be even higher after all.

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IPods, on the other hand, should not see a good quarter again. In the same period used to analyze Mac sales, the NPD reported a 16% drop in sales for Ma's music player line. Munster believes Apple will sell 9.5 to 10 million iPods in the third quarter in a low number , even with the introduction of new models last week.

This would represent a 10% drop for iPods compared to the same period in 2008, but which is likely to be reduced by the end of the year, with Christmas and New Year sales. The new nano is highlighted in this recovery attempt, but who is attracting many buyers even the touch, which has won 20 million users in the last two years. In the same period, the iPhone won 30 million.

Munster also believes that Apple will grow internationally with the Mac, exceeding NPD expectations by an amount not yet accurately calculated. Because of this, US $ 186 was considered for the papers of Ma.

(Via: AppleInsider.)