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Goldman: slow iPod growth, strong Mac OS X shipments

updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu June 2, 2005

Goldman on June quarter

Goldman Sachs today , saying it expects little sequential growth from the company's iPod line, but saw steady unit sales, according to Forbes.com. Goldman said that iPod shipments were tracking in-line with its 5.35 million unit shipment forecast for the June quarter. "Based on a series of checks throughout the supply chain, we expect sequential iPod growth to come in lower than what investors have become accustomed to," the research firm said. Goldman said that Apple's second-quarter upside should be less than it has been--with much of the upside driven by the company's Mac business. [updated headline]

However, the research firm noted that a "solid iPod ramp in the back half of the year from new models" and that consolidation in the MP3 player market would leave only four viable vendors. Goldman also said that earlier-than-expected Mac OS X shipments may also offset some of the weakness in the forecasted estimated iPod slump and could add $40 million to $50 million in incremental revenue with the help of the company's growing Mac user base.




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  1. Bryson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    irresponsible

    Either somone as MacNN or Goldman is irresponsible with this headline.

    SALES aren't slow... they are referring to quarterly growth is slower, not overall sales. Thats the kind of stuff that makes people panic for no good reason and start dumping stock. As a stockholder this is the kind of thing that drives me nuts.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Aiiieeeee

    Sales are slower! I'm dumping my stock now and hiding under a rock!

  1. iKevin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Welcome to America, Inc.

    This is what's wrong with our system. Companies expect to have huge growth every month. Then when there comes a point where they don't meet their "projected growth" (note: they're still making millions), they freak out and act like the sky is falling. . . Corporatist pigs!

  1. wymer100

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple is DOOMED!!!!!

    Just had to get that one in. When you command the market share numbers that Apple has achieved in the mp3 market, it's hard to have the large amounts of growth. Investors really need to look at the big picture/long term potential of the company and not what's going on quarter-to-quarter.

  1. GreatWhiteNorth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Riiiiight.

    Apple will be dead by year's end.

    Riiiiight.

  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple

    "Corporatist pigs!"

    Apple - the computer for communists! :) Might as well, since the cult of personality is there, toeing the party-line's there, etc.

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