leaves us with 21,245,000 of Macs sold since 1998. 63,735,000 users (we multiplied by 3, per 
Apple averaging) is still a healthy number for the G3 through G5 crowd. Add 5,510,600 and you 
end back up to our final Running Total In Use because we added back some of the 48,000,000 
pre G3 units in the table. That can't be too far off, can it? 
So I think my so called off the cuff estimate is close to being accurate. Prove me wrong. Or 
agree with me. 
Apple s Worldwide Mac Sales 
Macs Sold 
Running Totals  
Year and  Per Year and 
Quarter 
Quarter 
Newer Macs 
All Macs 
Retired 
In Use 
G3, G4, G5 
(20%) 
1997 
2,874,000 
2,874,000 
60,000,000 
12,000,000 
48,000,000 
1998 
2,763,000 
5,637,000 
62,763,000 
12,552,600 
50,210,400 
1999 
3,448,000 
9,085,000 
66,211,000 
13,242,200 
52,968,800 
1Q2000 
1,377,000 
10,462,000 
67,588,000 
13,517,600 
54,070,400 
2Q2000 
1,043,000 
11,505,000 
68,631,000 
13,726,200 
54,904,800 
3Q2000 
1,016,000 
12,521,000 
69,647,000 
13,929,400 
55,717,600 
4Q2000 
1,122,000 
13,643,000 
70,769,000 
14,153,800 
56,615,200 
1Q2001 
659,000 
14,302,000 
71,428,000 
14,285,600 
57,142,400 
2Q2001 
751,000 
15,053,000 
72,179,000 
14,435,800 
57,743,200 
3Q2001 
827,000 
15,880,000 
73,006,000 
14,601,200 
58,404,800 
4Q2001 
850,000 
16,730,000 
73,856,000 
14,771,200 
59,084,800 
1Q2002 
746,000 
17,476,000 
74,602,000 
14,920,400 
59,681,600 
2Q2002 
813,000 
18,289,000 
75,415,000 
15,083,000 
60,332,000 
3Q2002 
808,000 
19,097,000 
76,223,000 
15,244,600 
60,978,400 
4Q2002 
734,000 
19,831,000 
76,957,000 
15,391,400 
61,565,600 
1Q2003 
743,000 
20,574,000 
77,700,000 
15,540,000 
62,160,000 
2Q2003 
711,000 
21,285,000 
78,411,000 
15,682,200 
62,728,800 
3Q2003 
771,000 
22,056,000 
79,182,000 
15,836,400 
63,345,600 
4Q2003 
787,000 
22,843,000 
79,969,000 
15,993,800 
63,975,200 
1Q2004 
829,000 
23,672,000 
80,798,000 
16,159,600 
64,638,400 
2Q2004 
749,000 
24,421,000 
81,547,000 
16,309,400 
65,237,600 
3Q2004 
876,000 
25,297,000 
82,423,000 
16,484,600 
65,938,400 
4Q2004 
836,000 
26,133,000 
83,259,000 
16,651,800 
66,607,200 
1Q2005 
1,046,000 
27,179,000 
84,305,000 
16,861,000 
67,444,000 
2Q2005 
1,070,000 
28,249,000 
85,375,000 
17,075,000 
68,300,000 
3Q2005 
1,182,000 
29,431,000 
86,557,000 
17,311,400 
69,245,600 
4Q2005   
For those who are in their right minds, we have this table in graph form as well. The Macs Sold 
Per Quarter (
GREEN
) doesn't look like much, does it? That is the  market share  the Financial 
Analysts focus on. In this graph, it hardly looks worth the effort.  
Now look at the Newer Macs (
GOLD
). This is the nice gradual increase that investors love to 
see in business plans.  
  MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion 
Page 9 
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8 




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