Apple Q4 2006 Financial Results Conference Call

My favorite stats from today’s conference call:

  • 61 percent of the Macs sold were notebooks, about 1 million total. Clearly, more people are buying notebooks, and the MacBook family is a hit. (And imagine if they add a slender MacBook Mini to the lineup.)

  • Apple sold 5.3 million Macs in fiscal 2006, their best year ever.

  • iPod gross margin was “above 20 percent”, but down from the previous quarter because of price reductions.

  • According to Apple, a little over half the Macs they sold in their Apple retail stores were to people who had never before owned a Mac. Out of all the good news in today’s announcements, this might be the best of all.

Wednesday, 18 October 2006