Apple Shipping 300,000 MacBooks in November?
A Commercial Times report claims that Apple is in line to ship approximately 300,000 MacBooks in November alone.
For reference, Apple shipped 986,000 Portables (MacBook and MacBook Pro) in Q4 2006 (July 1 - September 30).
The 300,000 MacBooks in November represent sales for Q1 2007 (October 1 - December 31st). As comparison, Q1 2006 sales reflected 587,000 over 3 months for iBooks and PowerBooks.
A number of factors would have affected both year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter sales. Last year, Apple had not yet introduced Intel models of their portables, and just on November 8th 2006, Apple introduced the long anticipated Core 2 Duo versions of the MacBook.