It seems that iPods aren't quite selling
like hot cakes as they used to - Apple
reports that it sold just over 14 million iPods in Q1, but for the subsequent quarter just ended it sold 8.5 million of the little devices, with a revenue drop of 41% over the previous quarter. Apple's CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, said he expected the average selling price of iPods to drop in the next quarter.
For the computer section of Apple's business, there is a definite gap between the desktop and portable divisions.
Last year at this time, desktop Macintoshes accounted for 56.8% of the company's computer sales. For the previous quarter, Apple sold 667,000 new Mac desktops - 59,000 more than for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 - and 587,000 new Mac portables - 125,000 more. Now, iMacs and Power Macs account for 53.2% of the split.