By Ed Oswald | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm
When Apple’s sales numbers for its Mac computers began to falter in October of last year, fans of Redmond could barely contain their glee. My friend, a Microsoft evangelist, made sure he pointed out Cupertino’s struggles as much as possible. Well, it looks like Apple’s troubles are about to end.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says that the revised MacBook line has done much to get sales going again. It also seems cheaper Mac prices may be also doing a world of good for the manufacturer as well. She now expects 2.5 million Macs to be sold in the April-June quarter.
Year-over-year this would mean only a 1 percent decrease in sales, which in this tough economic climate is fairly respectable. She also goes on to say in May shipments were up 25 percent versus only 1 percent for the PC industry at large.
This shows that the company should be able to regain some market share it had lost as a result of weaker Mac sales. Huberty seems pretty confident that this would also result in solid performance over the next two quarters, typically Apple’s busiest. It will be interesting to watch.
(Hat tip: AppleInsider)