Saturday, February 25, 2006

iPod demand down 'only slightly' from holiday quarter

iLounge writes that according to Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray, "demand for Apple’s iPod is expected to only slightly dip from the record-breaking holiday quarter," and "he expects Apple to ship 9.3 million iPods during the March quarter." Munster wrote in a recent research note:

Our checks with Apple specialist resellers last week indicated that they are not experiencing a significant slowdown in Mac sales. iPod availability is significantly better than it was during the December quarter, while iPod demand is only down ‘slightly,’ not ‘significantly’ from Dec-05 to Mar-06. Additionally, our preliminary analysis of iPod unit shipment data from NPD leads us to believe that Apple is on track to meet or slightly exceed our iPod unit assumptions.