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Topic: NPD

Apple's iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS were two best-selling US smartphones in Q3 2011

11/14/2011, 11:11 am

Demonstrating the success Apple has had in continuing to sell previous-generation iPhone models at a discounted price, the iPhone 3GS was the second-best-selling smartphone in the U.S. last quarter, bested only by Apple's iPhone 4.

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Apple on pace to sell record 4.5M Macs this quarter

09/12/2011, 02:09 pm

The latest sales figures from the NPD Group show Apple's Mac platform is set to have its best quarter ever, with sales on pace to hit 4.5 million.

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Apple's 2-year-old iPhone 3GS still America's No 2. smartphone

08/22/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple isn't just holding onto the top spot among US smartphones with last year's iPhone 4. It's also occupying the second most popular slot with its budget priced iPhone 3GS, which is only available in the country on one carrier.

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Apple's iCloud faces consumer confusion over 'cloud computing'

08/09/2011, 09:08 am

As Apple plans to push its iCloud service to consumers this fall, a new survey has found that most people don't even know what the term "cloud computing" means.

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NPD data suggests Apple sold record 4.2M Macs in June quarter

07/18/2011, 04:07 pm

The latest domestic sales figures from the NPD Group suggest Apple may have sold as many as 4.2 million Macs in the June quarter, a sum that would represent the company's best quarter ever.

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Apple's US Mac sales grow 15% in April & May; stronger June sales expected

06/13/2011, 03:06 pm

Through the first two months of Apple's third quarter of fiscal 2011, U.S. Mac sales are up 15 percent year-over-year, but that number is expected to rise in June when Apple faces a more favorable 2010 comparison.

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Tough 2010 comparisons cause 'soft' 9% Mac sales growth for Apple in April

05/16/2011, 03:05 pm

Mac sales a year ago were exceptionally strong, making Apple's year-over-year sales increase in April 2011 a "soft" 9 percent.

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NPD: iPad cannibalization of PC market has slowed

05/11/2011, 08:05 pm

A new report from market research firm NPD claims that the iPad's cannibalization of the PC market has slowed, as new purchasers of the device are less likely to have forgone a PC purchase than were early adopters.

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Launch of Apple's Verizon iPhone stems growth of Google Android platform

04/28/2011, 12:04 pm

Market share of Apple's iPhone grew in early 2011 thanks to the launch of the new Verizon iPhone, resulting in lost ground for the Google Android platform for the first time since the second quarter of 2009.

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New MacBook Pros push Apple's US sales up 47% year over year in March

04/18/2011, 02:04 pm

Driven by strong sales of the new Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro lineup, domestic Mac sales are estimated to have increased 47 percent year over year in the month of March.

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NPD data shows Feb. Mac sales slowdown before Apple's MacBook Pro refresh

03/14/2011, 03:03 pm

U.S. Mac sales were on the low end of expectations -- but still up 16 percent year over year -- in the first two months of the March quarter, ahead of Apple's release of the new MacBook Pro lineup.

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NPD data shows Mac sales up 20%, Apple on pace to sell 3.6M in March quarter

02/22/2011, 03:02 pm

The latest U.S. sales data shows Apple's Mac sales are up 20 percent year over year, putting the company on pace to meet an expected 3.6 million units sold in the March quarter.

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Apple's domestic holiday Mac sales up 18% year over year

01/17/2011, 04:01 pm

New domestic sales data from the NPD Group shows that Apple's U.S. Mac sales were up 18 percent year-over-year during the holidays, suggesting that the company remains on track to report its best quarterly Mac sales ever.

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NPD data shows Apple on track to sell record 4.3M Macs in Dec. quarter

12/13/2010, 04:12 pm

Apple is on pace to have yet another record breaking quarter for Mac sales, this time crossing the 4 million milestone in a three-month span for the first time ever.

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NPD: 11% of consumers likely to purchase Apple iPad by February

11/24/2010, 11:11 am

In a survey of consumers conducted by the NPD Group, 11 percent said they are likely to purchase an iPad from Apple by February of 2011.

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NPD: Early iPad adopters more satisfied, active than recent buyers

10/01/2010, 12:10 pm

The NPD Group revealed this week that customers who bought an iPad at launch are extremely satisfied with the device and use it quite often, but more recent purchasers are less active with their tablet.

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