Mac sales up by 22 per cent

Analyst says figure is down to release of MacBook Air, Mac Mini and Lion

Mac sales rise, but iPod sales continue their inexorable decline.

Apple isn’t set to release its official figures for the current quarter for a few weeks yet. But analyst Gene Munster has handed over official data compiled in the US by NPD, which suggests Mac sales have jumped by a massive 22 per cent year-on-year in recent months.

That’s down to the release of the ace new MacBook Air, updated Mac Mini and, of course, OS X Lion. The jump is compared to the same time period last year, with Munster predicting that sales will slow in September, with a quarter-on-quarter rise of 16 per cent.

That still represents a huge win for Apple, which has ditched its old-school MacBook and refreshed its entire Mac range in 2011.

However, there is a note of caution for Cupertino. Munster says iPod sales have fallen drastically, with a 16 per cent drop in July and August. It seems the ultimate PMP is on an inexorable decline.

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Via Business Insider