Apple Sells Record-Breaking 5.5 Million Macs in Q4 2014

Apple today announced during its earnings call that it sold 5.5 million Macs in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever for Mac sales. The 5.5 million Macs sold is up almost 1 million year-over-year and represents a 21% growth from 2013, creating $6.6 billion in sales. The company also noted that it sold a total of 19 million Macs for all of fiscal 2014, saying that sales were particularly strong for the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. retina-imac-27
Apple launched updated models for nearly all of its Macs in 2014, aside from the redesigned Mac Pro which was released last year. The MacBook Air was updated in April and brought a price reduction along with slightly faster Haswell processors, while the MacBook Pro saw a minor update in July which also brought Haswell and Crystal Well processors that improved battery life. Last week, Apple launched a new 27-inch iMac with a high-resolution "Retina 5K" display, and updated the Mac mini for the first time in three years with Haswell processors and new Intel HD Graphics.

The company is also rumored to be working on a new 12-inch MacBook, which will feature a new ultra slim design and a high-resolution Retina display. Reports have suggested that the new MacBook will come in the iPhone color variants of Silver, Gold, and Space Gray, and will integrate fan-less internals with a Broadwell-Y low-power Core M processor along with the possible adoption of USB Type C. The 12-inch MacBook is said to be launching in mid-2015.


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21 months ago
Persistent hiccups and plentiful sales. Apple is certainly not doomed, but it's veering eerily close towards a "fat elvis" era.

And that didn't go so well the last time...

There are enough companies focusing on sales figures. No matter how popular or unpopular Apple are, I just want them to make high quality products. It's a dying art.
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21 months ago

What are you looking at, it's almost up 3.5%


It's not even close to where it was 1.5 weeks ago.

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Good news for Macs, as opposed to iOS everything.


Too bad they just came out with that crappy Mac mini. (Ordered an "old" one last night. i7 Quad-core baby!) :)
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21 months ago
So why is this salient Mac news not on the front page of MacRumors?
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21 months ago

That's a bit surprising, considering they haven't the mac until a few days ago.


Not really. They were still selling good minis until a few days ago.:)
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21 months ago
It's too bad that most of their computers suck now; I'd rather switch to Windows than buy a computer that I can't even upgrade the ram in. It's planned obsolescence at it's finest at Apple these days.
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21 months ago
They could have sold more if they did something extra special with the Mac Mini update. Never mind, iPhones and iPads is their bread and butter.
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21 months ago

Now I want to see the I'm a Mac and I'm a PC ads again.


The replay wouldn't be so good.

Mac, I'm a Mac, I'm so pretty

PC, I'm a PC, I keep getting faster every year

Mac, sometimes you gotta slow down and smell the roses, I run slower this year so my users have more time to relax

PC, I can learn new tricks, check out my expansion slots. I'm gonna be around for many years.

Mac, I don't like people touching my insides. I'm looking forward to early retirement next year. Look out smelly cheese and trash, here I come!!!

PC, I'm not ready for retirement, I will meet many families before they ever throw.... err... retire me to that green bin.

Mac, can I come live with you and pretend I'm an external hard drive?

PC, I'm sorry Mac, your hard drive is too slow
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21 months ago
Good news for Macs, as opposed to iOS everything.
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21 months ago

That's a lot of Macs...


Yes it is.

The strong Mac sales gets lost in all the news about iOS device sales.
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21 months ago

Apple has slyly made the iPhone a gateway drug to the Mac. People who are satisfied with their iOS devices become curious to try the Mac. I've noticed that iPhone/Mac tends to be the dominant combo for many students on my campus.


If it had not been for that very first iPhone, I would likely never have bought my first Mac.

The excitement of the iPhone and iPad have worn off over the last two years and I'll be keeping my 5S and iPad Mini Retina for yet another year.

My newest Mac that I bought recently is the 2012 Mac Mini I am extremely pleased with it's performance.-
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