With the increasing popularity of devices like the iPhone and iPad, we see more people starting to use Macs. We’re sure that was always part of Apple’s plan, to some degree. However, the holiday quarter was a bit low on Mac Sales. That was likely due to supply constraints. The iMac was a bit tough to come by when Apple introduced the slim model.
According to the NPD, an independent group that tracks sales of consumer electronics, Mac sales are still on the rise. Apple’s line of computers is up 14 percent from the same quarter last year. Much of this growth is probably due to increased familiarity with Apple products. People use their iPod touches, iPads and iPhones. From there, they often probably figure they may as well try a Mac.
Also worth noting is that iPod sales are down 16 percent year-over-year. That’s not entirely surprising as the iPod line has been on a steady decline for some time now. They still sell, but users seem more interested in the iPhone and iPad.