iPad so far having minimal effect on Mac sales

Initial data from NPD Group shows that iPad sales in April aren't cannibalizing Mac sales after all, though iPod sales are down.

The launch of Apple's iPad brought concerns that the device might cannibalize sales of the Mac computer--but a look at the first month of the June quarter shows that it's the iPod, not the Mac, that may be taking the iPad hit.

In the U.S., Mac sales for the month of April were up 39 percent, ahead of the 19 percent projection that Wall Street has estimated for the full quarter, according to newly released data from the NPD Group. At the same time, iPods were down 17 percent for the month, compared to April of last year. Wall Street is forecasting a 9 percent decline for the full quarter.

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    Sam Diaz is a senior editor at ZDNet. He has been a technology and business blogger, reporter and editor at the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Fresno Bee for more than 18 years.

     

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