Now here is some really great news. Apple released their quarterly earnings yesterday and a few highlights are:
- Apple shipped a record 1,610,000 Macintosh computers representing 30 percent growth in Macs over the year-ago quarter.
- iPod saw a 35 percent growth year over year with 8,729,000 iPods sold during the quarter.
- Apple Retail Store Mac unit sales were up 60% year over year and for the first time more than 50% of all Macs sold in stores went to first time Mac owners.
Also Apple is gaining market share in the personal computer space as we predicted they would. Gartner has Apple ranked 4th in US with 6.1% market share in Q3CY2006 compared to 4.6% in Q3CY2005.
That is really great and I believe Apple's market share will continue to grow. Just a keen eye on the sheer number of people walking around with Mac's these days emphasizes this growth.