MacBook shipments seen growing 10% in Q2 despite declining PC market

Zach Epstein

MacBook Shipments Q2 2013
MacBook Shipments Q2 2013

Shipments of Apple’s various MacBook laptop computers are expected to grow 10% sequentially in the second quarter this year. Digitimes on Thursday reported that unnamed sources in Apple’s supply chain anticipate new orders from Apple beginning in mid-May as the company finishes “digesting its excess inventory.” Apple reported earlier this week that it sold 3.95 million Mac computers during the first calendar quarter of 2013.

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“Since Apple did not have strong notebook shipments in the first quarter, a 10% sequential growth is expected to only have a limited contribution to the upstream supply chain and MacBook shipments in 2013 may only see a single-digit percentage growth on year, compared to around 30% growth in past years,” Digitimes’ Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai wrote.

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The report notes that no major modifications or industrial design changes are expected alongside Apple’s new notebook orders, though internal spec bumps are likely.

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