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Mac Sales Are Up 14% Thanks To Improved Supply Issues



Apple’s Mac sales have been in a bit of a slump lately thanks to issues with the production of the super skinny iMacs. Now that constraints have eased up a bit, sales are coming back strong.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster released a new research report today that covered Apple’s U.S. Mac sales from January-February 2013, and revealed that Mac sales are currently up 14% year-over-year.

Munster’s report used data from research firm NPD to determine retail data in January and February this year.

“Mac sales were up 14% y/y through the first two months of the March quarter. As we have previously discussed, we believe the Y/Y improvement is driven by Apple beginning to improve supply of iMacs as the company noted the product was constrained in the December quarter.”

Even though Mac sales are up the last two months, Munster believes that Mac sales will decline worldwide for the quarter by about 5%. Apple’s worldwide numbers usually outperform its U.S. numbers though, so we’ll have to wait and see whether Munster is right on this one.