Apple: Mac Unit Sales Grew 50% in May

Apple had a solid May for both Mac and iPod sales.

As Lehman analyst Tim Luke points out in a note today, new data from market research firm NPD shows Mac unit sales grew 50% on a year-over-year basis in May, ahead of the 37% Q2 growth Lehman had expected. Sales of iPods in the month were up 11.6% for the month in units, slower growth than the 14.6% gain in April, but well ahead of the 2% year-over-year decline Lehman has been modeling for the quarter. Average iPods pricing in the quarter was down 4%.

Lehman continues to expect the introduction of an updated line of Mac notebooks ahead of the back-to-school season, including redesigned MacBook Pros and more MacBook Airs.

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