It’s been a tough gravel and mud road for everyone in the technology sector over the past year of economic crises. But we are now observing small signs of recovery, especially for Apple.
Morgan Stanley says “Apple is outperforming the PC market in sales growth, and this was before Apple in June released its new MacBook Pros in June. Of course, releasing a new notebook would only spur sales for the months after its release.
Apple shipments were up 25 percent over April. In comparison, PC shipments for the same period were up only 1 percent, according to Fortune. As a result, forecast for the this quarter is 2.5 million Macs.
In its Q2 2009, Apple sold 2.2 million Macs, a 3 percent decline for the company over the year-ago quarter.
However, if predictions are true and Apple does sell 2.5 million Macs in the third-quarter, the company will see a nominal increase from the 2.496 million sold during last year’s 3Q.
Consumer interest in its products led Apple to the top of Nielsen’s report released yesterday, documenting the most trafficked hardware Web sites. Apple more than doubled the traffic of its nearest competitor Hewlett-Packard.
The question will be resolved on 21st July. How well Apple has done, will be declared on 21st July when Apple’s 3Q financial results are out to public.