In recent earnings conference calls, Apple has strongly emphasized the significant role of Asia in its future growth. And it’s not just iPhones that are flying off the shelves. Mac shipments are booming in the Asia-Pacific region as well.
According to Needham, analyst Charlie Wolf, Mac shipments rose 67.6% in the region and this healthy growth drove worldwide shipments to a astounding 55.2% year-over-year increase. Mac sales have been on the rise over the last six quarters, a trend that is only increasing by the day and not slowing down.
Apple products are admired in Asia and its middle class, with discretionary income, is growing. If you need more proof, just have a look at all the fake Apple stores that are cropping up across China. They are trying to capitalize on Apple’s success, too.