Apple seems set to increase its share of the PC market while maintaining its iPod-led music player dominance, according to Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster.
Munster believes Apple is on target to shift one million more than the NPD-predicted 9.5 million iPods during its current June quarter - that's slightly under Wall Street expectations (9.8 million) but more than the 8.1 million iPods sold in the same quarter last year. Munster thinks Apple will sell 10.5 million iPods.
Munster also advised investors to hold steady as Apple prepares for June's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where he expects Apple to release a new MacBook Pro, possibly toting an all-new and environmentally friendly LED screen. He also predicts a new-breed iMac for June debut.
He predicts Apple will continue to make marketshare gains: "We expect further worldwide Mac market share gains toward 3 per cent (up from 2.6 per cent in calendar Q107). Driven by strong education and back-to-school sales in the quarter, and the industry trend toward laptops".