by John Moe // Posted: 07/21/10 11:11 AM
When the iPad launched, a lot of people wondered if Mac sales would suffer. It’s not just a business question; it’s a question of whether people would move away from the standard computer and move toward the cheaper and simpler tablet. Well, I guess not. As part of Apple’s $15.7 billion quarter there was news that the company sold 3.47 million Macs. That’s a new quarterly record and a 33% increase over a year ago. Not a real shocker since you need something to sync your iPad too. Apple says this shows the iPad is not cannibalizing the Mac but it may be dining on the sweet flesh of the PC. That’s me paraphrasing Apple. iPad, Mac, and iPod shipments were all stronger than expected: 3.27 million iPads, 3.47 million Macs, and 9.4 million iPods during the June quarter.