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Apple Mac Sales Hit Quarterly High

by Todd Haselton | October 20, 2014October 20, 2014 3:45 pm PDT

Apple released its fiscal fourth quarter 2014 earnings on Monday and noted that sales of its Mac computers are up – way up.

In fact, Apple said that it sold 5.52 million Mac computers during the quarter, up from 4.6 million units it sold during the year-ago quarter. It’s also a new record for the number of computers Apple has sold in a single quarter and, during the company’s earnings call, Tim Cook said Apple’s Mac market share hasn’t been this high since 1995.

Also of note: Apple sold 12.1 million iPad units during the quarter, marking yet another year-over-year decline from the 14.1 million iPads it sold during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2013. That suggests that all of the fears of iPads cannibalizing Macs – fears that even Apple shrugged at – are perhaps unfounded.

Apple’s latest Mac is the iMac with Retina display, which it announced last week. Sales of that computer will be reported during Apple’s fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings in January, and we’re also looking forward to the release of a refreshed MacBook Air with Retina display sometime next year.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...