Apple Riding a 51% Jump in Mac Sales

The economic slowdown hasn’t yet affect Apple’s Mac sales, which were up 51% in the first quarter versus the same quarter last year.

SAN FRANCISCO — Signs of a consumer slowdown abound in the United States, but Apple customers appear not to have noticed.

Buoyed by unusually strong Macintosh sales, the company grew notably faster than the rest of the computer market worldwide in the first three months of the year. Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, characterized the quarter as the strongest in Apple’s history.

“We’re not economists, so we don’t have any more insight than everyone else, but there were sure a lot of people in our stores last quarter,” Mr. Jobs said in an interview.

From The New York Times.


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