Intel iMac Sales Sluggish? [Updated]

ThinkSecret claims that sales of Apple's new Intel iMac are "lower than Apple expected". Meanwhile, sales of PowerPC-based iMacs and PowerBooks have reportedly dropped off considerably.

This is in contrast to comments made by Apple during the Q1 2006 Financial Results webcast. At that time they noted an "extraordinary response" to their announcements of the new iMac and MacBook Pro.

The rumor site also notes that several developers were displeased at the early transition. Meanwhile, major vendors such as Adobe and Microsoft have been silent about the timeframe that their applications will be transitioned to the new architecture. The work required to transition Carbon applications such as Photoshop and Office is reportedly substantial.[Update] AppleInsider begs to differ, based on American Technology Research analyst notes reporting that Apple's new Intel Mac models are selling well, in contrast to lagging sales of PowerPC-based Macs. Strong video iPod sales are reported as well.

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