updated 03:05 pm EST, Thu November 22, 2007
iPhone and MacBook sales
Apple had a strong third quarter this year with the iPhone, shipping over 1.12 million iPhones in the US, while industry analysts are predicting the company will see an increase of one-percent in global laptop market share. According to Alley Insider, Apple seized 27-percent of the smartphone market in its third fiscal quarter, or 1.12 million out of 4.2 million units sold. Demand for smartphones has tripled since last year, with smartphones making up 11-percent of a total 38 million cell phones sold, with the previous year showing 1.5 million smartphones out of 36.5 million phones sold (4%).
DigiTimes reports that – based on a prediction of 116 million laptops shipping in 2008 – Apple should see a mobile market share increase of one-percent worldwide with it's MacBook and MacBook Pro products. Current year-end projections say that global laptop sales will reach 93 million units for 2007