Apple sales numbers down so far this year

According to an analyst over at Piper Jaffray, the God-like company is experiencing a bit of recession-era strife. Analyst Gene Munster has posited that the company’s iPod sales have dropped 14% as compared to the same period of time last year, with Mac computer sales down 6% in relation to last January. Sales drops are never good, but when compared with the state of the market at large, it’s no surprise that Apple hasn’t been able to continue posting positive numbers. That being said, Munster also notes that the MacBook Air was launched last February (not to mention the fact that Steve Jobs was still active as the public face of the company last year), so unless Apple has some impending product refreshes up its sleeve, we might see a similar drop next month. All told there’s nothing terribly shocking here, and certainly nothing to indicate that Apple isn’t well poised to weather the market’s downturn for the foreseeable future. Then again, proof that Apple is indeed fallible when it comes to sales numbers might make some folks question their spiritual standing in this world. We’re just sayin…


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