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Analyst: 10M iPods sold in Apple Q2

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon April 21, 2008

Munster iPod

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimates that Apple sold 10 to 10.5 million iPods in its fiscal second quater (January, February and March). Munster views this data point as a "slight positive, given recent Street chatter of a very weak iPod number for the quarter." The Piper Jaffray analysis looks at the percentage contribution in NPD data from each month of the quarter in past March quarters. The analyst says that the cheaper iPod shuffle drove sales in February and March. Munster previously said that the iPod will be a slower growing segment than the Mac or iPhone, and expects iPod unit growth to be flat in the calendar year 2008, but also thinks that Apple can maintain iPod unit growth and slightly exceed street expectations. Munster believes that the iPhone will replace the iPod as a driver of significant growth for the company.

The outlook is a slight boost from its estimates at the one-month mark, but still represents a 4-percent year-over-year decline, based on the midpoint. Munster says that the increase is most likely due to a price drop in the iPod Shuffle in February.




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  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    estimates...

    So we don't actually know anything! Heading should read: "Gene Munster pulls figures out of a**, fails to remove pot of jam already up there!"

  1. Eldernorm

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Just stupid comments

    Why is it that if you are not selling 50% more than last quarter you are failing??? :-(

    With, what 160 million iPods out there, if Apple sells 40 million per year, every year, isn't that good business?????

    Analysis, analysing cause they cannot actually do anything useful. LOL :-)

    en

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: just stupid comments

    Why is it that if you are not selling 50% more than last quarter you are failing??? :-(

    First, I don't see anywhere he says that they are 'failing'. But if your sales decline 4% from last year, investors might be concerned that iPod growth has peaked, and one should not expect overall revenue increases coming from iPod revenues.

    With, what 160 million iPods out there, if Apple sells 40 million per year, every year, isn't that good business?????

    They aren't saying it isn't good business. But if people are pushing the stock price to $170 a share because they think Apple is going to be selling 55 million this year, then 40 million is a disappointment and reason to re-adjust the stock price (aka: SELL!).

    The problem is that you're viewing everything as just straight numbers, not in relation to what people think it might do (which, in turn, is what sets a stock price).

    Analysis, analysing cause they cannot actually do anything useful. LOL :-)

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