Apple’s Q3 results are out and they’re good – the quarter saw them shipping 876,000 Macs, the highest unit shipment for three years, increasing their Macintosh revenue by 19%.
US$60 million (€48.5 million) of Apple’s income came from music accessories and other related items – showing that iPod demand is far from slowing.
Steve Jobs said: “It was an outstanding quarter-our highest third quarter revenue in eight years. Our Mac-based revenue grew a healthy 19 percent, and our music-based revenue grew an incredible 162 percent. We’ve got a strong product portfolio, with some amazing new additions coming later this year.”
Those of you who have been holding off buying a new Mac in the hope that the new iMac models will feature G5 processors can finally dust off the piggy banks. Although IBM has had manufacturing problems, resulting in a shortage of G5 processors and G5-based Macs, the new model is expected to ship in September.
Apple normally doesn’t pre-announce new products as it tends to hurts sales of the previous model – though in this case, the previous iMac has ceased production.