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
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.