Apple sold more than one million units of its latest MacBook Air
Apple sold more than one million units of its latest MacBook Air notebooks in its launch quarter ending December 2010, it has been revealed.
Shipment figures of the ultraportable notebook, which was launched in October 2010, reached more than 1.1 million units worldwide, benefiting from the festive season, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from Concord Securities has said.
The sales figure are 63% higher than analyst predictions at 700,000 units - making it one of the most successful Mac launches ever.
In its end-of-quarter report, Apple announced that it sold 2.9 million Mac notebooks in the period, meaning that MacBook Air sales contributed to 40% of the company's revenue from its Mac notebook division.
It seems that Apple is expecting yet another strong quarter as Mr Kuo says the company has ordered the production of more than 4.5 million Mac units for this quarter.
MacBook Air comes in two model variants - the 11in screen version with prices starting from £867 and the 13in model which has a starting price of £1,122.
Copyright Press Association 2011