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Apple basks in Intel-pimped sales numbers

Apple basks in Intel-pimped sales numbers

While Steve Jobs and friends are onstage talking about the high-end glory of the new Xeon-powered Mac Pro (see Rich Brown's blog about that), a bunch of interesting numbers were also thrown out concerning the current state of Apple's computer business.

It may not be as flashy as new product launches, but the nuts and bolts of sales and market share are even more important, because if you're not selling enough hardware, well, you won't be selling hardware for much longer.

From the various live-blogging outlets furiously covering the WWDC keynote, we've gleaned the following:

  • Fifty percent of people purchasing Macs last quarter were new customers.
  • Notebook market share went from 6 percent in January to 12 percent in June.
  • Apple has just seen its best quarter ever, showing 18 percent growth.
  • Seventy-five percent of the 1.3 million Macs shipped last quarter had Intel CPUs.
  • The entire Intel transition took 210 days.