Dear Silly Pundits…
MacNN quotes a report today that says Apple will meet or exceed its guideline for the fourth fiscal quarter.
Of particular note to the Macalope was this:
We anticipate continued strength in its Mac business (up 6 percent quarter over quarter) driven by MacBook and a rebound in its iPod business (up 5 percent quarter over quarter) helped by new Nanos and initial shipments of its new Shuffle.
So, can we cut the “slipping iPod sales” crap?
UPDATE: Some math for you:
Assuming the report is correct, a 5% increase would mean Apple sold about 8,517,000 iPods in the fourth fiscal quarter, a 32% increase year-over-year. iPod sales also showed a 32% increase year-over-year in the third fiscal quarter. As the Macalope has said, iPod sales growth is leveling off. Sales continue to increase.