Today Apple revealed that it shipped 5.519 million Macs over the last holiday quarter — slightly missing analysts’ estimates. But Mac shipments are still up 15 percent this year, compared to the first quarter of 2014.
Like last quarter, Apple’s original gig, selling traditional PCs, is doing quite well — despite the gradual shift to tablets. Back in October, Apple’s Mac sales surged 20% to 5.5M. In July, Apple shipped 4.4 million Macs. In April, 4.1 million. And last January, 4.8 million.
What about iPods?
Last quarter, iPod sales dropped 25% year over year. But this quarter, Apple chose to hide its iPod sales in a category called “Other Products,” alongside the Apple TV, Beats Electronics products, and other accessories. Sadly, we’re now left in the dark on declining iPod sales. Fun fact: This category is also where Apple plans to hide its smartwatch sales stats — at least for now.
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