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Strong iPod sales expected for Apple’s March quarter

Apple could sell as many as 12 million iPods during its March quarter, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munser. Based on January iPod unit sales from NPD, the analyst estimates that Apple will see sales of 11 million to 12 million iPods during the quarter, slightly above the street consensus of 10.9 million units. “The 11m-12m unit range is based on various assumptions and is an extrapolation of one month of data,” Munster explained. “When the second month of data is released, our analysis will likely lead to a slightly different iPod unit figure than what our analysis suggests based on the first month of data, so we believe investors should supplement this data point with other information.”

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Comments

1

Please, I beg you…..no more analyst predictions. Id rather read no ipod news than read analyst predictions.

Analyst articles are like the Star Magazine in the Sunday paper…..usless and unneccesary.

Posted by unreal on March 1, 2007 at 8:26 AM (PDT)

2

Analyst predictions should be appended with a “DUH!” at the end.

“When the second month of data is released, our analysis will likely lead to a slightly different iPod unit figure than what our analysis suggests based on the first month of data” - DUH!

unreal is right, it’s like read People magazine or some mindless tabloid.

Posted by will_bc on March 1, 2007 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

3

Do analysts know any more than we do?

Posted by ryan10ad on March 1, 2007 at 10:05 AM (PDT)

4

Looking at the over all sales of iPods the growth rates seem to be inline with market expectations. However I would watch to see a dip within Apirl May as the expectations grow for iPone

http://stores.ebay.com/AMG-IPOD-GEAR

Posted by AMG on March 1, 2007 at 11:44 AM (PDT)

5

The only thing I dislike reading more than useless analyst predictions are the countless and inevitable posts of useless criticisms of useless analyst predictions.  Hasn’t the point been made about a billion times?  We get the idea.  Seriously, doesn’t it ever get boring posting those criticisms?  Because reading them certainly does.

Posted by jarofchris on March 1, 2007 at 1:06 PM (PDT)

6

As long as there are analyst report, there will be complaints.

Guess we both have to get use to it.

Posted by unreal on March 2, 2007 at 12:18 PM (PDT)

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