The Channel logo

News

By | John Oates 18th March 2009 14:51

Apple unit sales fall sharply

February a 'crummy month'

Sales of Macs sold through retail in the US fell just under 17 per cent in February compared to the same month last year.

Stephen Baker, analyst at NPD, said: "They had a pretty crummy month. Some have noted that they had some tough year-to-year comparisons, but this is a little more concerning than just comparisons."

Baker told Computerworld that Apple's high prices were to blame for the fall. NPD found Mac sales were down 16.7 per cent, while PC sales were up 22 per cent on last year.

Apple's desktop sales are down 36.4 per cent year-on-year. Baker reckons Apple revenue is down even further than unit sales. ®

comment icon Read 8 comments on this article alert Send corrections

Opinion

Privacy image

Frank Jennings

Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo
EMC_Unity_bezel

Chris Evans

It does simplify the hardware setup, whatever it is
A microscopic view of the biometric shark skin. Pic: James Weaver

Chris Mellor

Do something and stop faffing about in the bush league

Kat Hall

International system in general needs greater transparency

Features

Nerd fail photo via Shutterstock
Shouting match
Single market vs. rest of the world
hacker
Mostly it's financial crime. Here's what all the cool kids' terms mean in English
Apple logo. Pic: Blake Patterson
Plenty of bumps in the 40-year road for Mac makers