IDC estimated that Apple sold 1.81 million Macs in the U.S. during the quarter that ended June 30, down 1.1% from the 1.83 million machines sold in the same quarter of 2011.
Ok, let’s say that’s true and accurate (this is an estimate, and we know how accurate analyst are). First, is not that big of a deal selling 200,000 units less, considering what the rest of the industry is going through. Second, Apple has been selling more of everything outside of the US for some time now, especially in the Asia Pacific Region. So seeing what is happening in the US only, is a narrow look at what is now a global company, not just an American company. Also, iPad. Even Tim Cook has said that the iPad has taken some sales out of PC’s and Macs.
Anyway, whatever the case may be, we’ll know on the 24th, when Apple does the Conference Call to announce the results for the quarter.