MacBook Air keeps gaining in popularity!

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While the original MacBook Air was very popular, since the updated version was released in October 2010, the popularity of Apple’s MacBook Air has been rapidly increasing according to new research by J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz. Sales of the device have seen a 333% year-over-year rise, with a projected annual revenue of a whopping $2.2 billion.

Moskowitz said in his research note:

“We believe that the growth rate of the MacBook Air stands to moderate, but we expect the product to exhibit increasing contribution to the overall Mac business,” Moskowitz wrote. “(The fourth quarter of calendar 2010) was the first quarter in which the MacBook Air accounted for greater than 10% of total Apple Mac units. More importantly, the MacBook Air accounted for 15% of total notebook sales during the quarter, versus 5% in the prior year.”

With the introduction of the  ultraportable 11.6-inch model Apple released a perfect alternative to users looking for the portability of a netbook but with the stability of a Mac. It will be interesting to see if the MacBook Air will continue to gain popularity.

Apple sells 1 million MacBooks every MONTH!!!

While we knew that the MacBook is very popular, these numbers are amazing, according to a company which produces the components for the machines, Apple is expected to see monthly MacBook shipments hit one million units in the current quarter.

The source furthermore adds that the MacBook Air orders are already accounting for 20-25 percent of the volume. According to IDC’s figured Apple’s combined shipments for the first three quarters of 2010 reached about 6.88 million units.

We have a feeling that with all the rumors of new MacBook Pros, and Final Cut Pro releases, then 2011 is looking ever more like the year of the Mac.