updated 11:30 am EST, Mon March 5, 2007
Apple strong in UK
Apple is continuing to experience strong demand for all of its products in the UK, according to Macworld UK, with strong iPod sales across all models and a short supply of the company's entry-level 1.66GHz Mac mini as well as iLife '06. Reports suggest Apple has sold 120,000 fifth-generation iPods -- including the 30GB and 60GB models -- so far this quarter, with even stronger Nano sales nearing 200,000 units. iPod shuffle sales are also strong, according to the report, reaching an estimated 140,000 so far. Demand in the UK appears to exceed supply, dissolving claims that the market is becoming saturated. Apple's channel partners hold formidable supplies of Mac Pro systems in anticipation of Adobe's Creative Suite 3 software, which is expected to drive sales of the top-end Macs once it hits shelves on March 27th.
The report points to strong sales across Apple's range in the UK, with strong demand for all iMac models as well as MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Additionally, demand for the entry-level MacBook is expected to exceed supply this quarter. Macworld UK also say resellers are reporting orders for the Apple TV that meet estimates of initial UK supply.