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Apple’s U.S. Mac Sales Up 20% in Current Quarter

Written on September 13, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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The Apple company is seeing outstanding sales rates this quarter with its U.S Mac sales up to 22 percent.

New NPD Group figures disclosed that Mac sales in US have increased to 22% in July and August, Piper Jaffray analyst – Gene Munster – reported.

Gene Munster pointed out that this achievement was attained when the company introduces the OS X Lion operating system last July, and updates the MacBook Air and Mac Mini models. And since the sales rush would be seeing a decrease in September, he speculated that Apple might be able to sell 4.4 million to 4.6 million Mac units before the current quarter ends.

“We believe that Mac sales in the month of August benefited from new Mac products,” Gene Munster affirmed in a research note. “On July 20th Apple released OS X Lion, a $29 download also included in all Mac sales on or after 7/20. Since the Lion release timing was known, Apple likely benefited from pent-up demand for Macs, which also explains soft NPD data in the month of June (+7% y/y). The company also released updated versions of the MacBook Air and the Mac mini on 7/20, which provided a tailwind for Mac sales in the month of Aug.”

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Apple: To Launch Updated MacBook Air and Mac Pro Models this Thursday?

Written on July 12, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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According to reports, Apple is targeting a MacBook Air and Mac Pro models launch this coming Thursday.

With so many rumors regarding the upcoming debut of Apple’s MacBook Air and Mac Pro models, finally, a report coming from a 9 to 5 Mac source disclosed that Apple will release its MacBook Air and Mac Pro models this week — along with the OS X Lion preinstalled.

As stated by the source, Apple is ready to launch four new MacBook Air models alongside the latest lineup of two stock configurations, which have the sizes of 11-inch and 13-inch. The company has been holding the release of such devices until they will be able to ship the new machines with OS X Lion being installed.

See the list of updated MacBook Air models after the cut.

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MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Platform, Coming in July?

Written on June 30, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Reports from AppleNApps and 9 to 5 Mac claim that the updated MacBook Air will be released on the third week of July.

After hearing several rumors regarding the launching of Apple’s MacBook Air – updated with Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform – multiple reports finally claimed that the company is scheduling the release sometime in July, along with the shipping of OS X Lion.

Reports stated that revamped MacBook Airs will be available in the market on the third week of the month. AppleNApps even declared that the release of the said device would be on Tuesday, July 19th.

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