Right now there are really two major Apple products which are constantly in the news, these are the iPad and iPhone 4, however you shouldn’t underestimate the Mac sales either, since May the sales of Mac computers have increased by 35%.
Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, showed the NPD domestic retail data, which theorizes that Apple will sell between 3.1 million and 3.2 million Macs in June if this pattern continues. Apple could also have a year-over-year Mac unit growth of between 19 percent and 23 percent. According to Mundster this is also evidence that “Apple is not seeing much cannibalization in its Mac business (from the iPad).”
While the Mac is holding its own against Apple’s newest member, the iPod is another story. According to reports from the NPD iPod sales have decreased by 13 percent year-over-year,
Munster does add however that “We believe in the long run Mac cannibalization will exist, but will be minimal,” however he believes that Apple has been successfull at limiting the functionality of the iPad, through the lack of a camera, that the Macs will still be in demand.
It is believed that one of the reasons why the Mac sales are up is the release of the updated Macbook Pros, which now have Intel’s most recent Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 15 and 17-inch models.