Macs walked out of Apple Stores at the rate of 10.1 per hour, up 23% from 2010
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster spent the day after Thanksgiving as he has every year since 2008: standing in an Apple (AAPL) retail store counting sales. The results are summarized in the chart at right (typo his).
In eight hours, he (or his team) watched iPads and Macs walk out the door at the rate MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 28, 2011 5:30 AM ET
Online sales were up 24.3% overall. iPad shoppers were most efficient. Android less so.
Apple (AAPL) devices figured prominently in an IBM (IBM) Smarter Commerce survey issued Saturday that reported double digit increases in online sales Thanksgiving Day (up 39.3% from 2010) and Black Friday (up 24.3%) and a 200% increase in purchases made on mobile devices (from 3.2% in 2010 to 9.8% this year).
In particular: (I quote)
The Apple Shopper: Mobile shopping MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2011 6:04 AM ET
Biggest savings on Macs. Best deals on accessories. But beware the malware.
Apple (AAPL) posted its Black Friday sale prices at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time Friday and they were exactly as rumored.
The savings on Apple-branded products range from a high of 15.94% on $69 accessories like the Magic Trackpad to 7.02% -- less than the sales tax in 25 states -- on the $299 Time Capsule 2TB.
A guide to the best deals:
WARNING: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 25, 2011 6:30 AM ET
The sign says "arriving soon," but don't hold your breath
Apple (AAPL) hasn't set a date for the grand opening of its fifth Manhattan store, but according to a construction worker who spoke to Mashable's Samantha Murphy, it won't be before December.
For more on the store, see Apple's Grand Central store would be its cheapest in NYC.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 23, 2011 10:29 AM ET
An analyst monitoring the holiday sales says the iPad is becoming 'the Mac of the masses.'
Several Wall Street analysts spent at least part of Thanksgiving weekend keeping an eye on Apple (AAPL) sales and inventory levels.
The team led by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore ran the most extensive survey, calling on more than 100 Apple retail stores and 50 resellers, eliciting comments such as "iPads are still selling like crazy," MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2010 8:48 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the Thanksgiving weekend's most newsworthy bits below.
"ChromeOS machines could immediately replace 60% of the Windows desktops in the corporate market." -- Linus Upson, VP Engineering of Google Chrome (Fortune)Black Friday sales rose a meager 0.3% compared with last year. Despite thefts, MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 29, 2010 5:47 AM ET
Major retailers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot are battling the web sites that post their ads early, but they may have to shoulder some of that blame.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
Next week brings more than one American tradition: Thanksgiving turkey followed by a rush of frenzied bargain-hunters at the malls on Black Friday.
Unfortunately for some retailers, the Internet has added a new layer to the tradition: their ads posted and MORENov 19, 2010 12:41 PM ET
Apple's in-store sales fell sharply from 2008, but its online store traffic soared
A pair of reports from Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tell the story.
The first, issued early Monday morning, gave the results of a headcount performed at three Apple (AAPL) retail stores on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday selling season. Although the stores were busy, his team counted an average of 8.3 Mac sales per hour, down MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2009 10:20 AM ET
Apple.com was the exception in comScore's report on retail sales for Cyber Monday 2008, the biggest online shopping day in a year marked by global financial meltdown.
While its competitors were offering deep discounts to pull in recession-battered customers, Apple (AAPL) had already ended its Black Friday sale and by Monday was back to charging its usual premium prices for laptops, desktops and MP3 players.
Yet its online store still managed to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 7, 2008 10:24 AM ET
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster and his research team spent 10 hours counting Mac and iPhone sales in five Apple retail stores during the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy, and this is what they saw:
Discounts on seven items (including some Macs but no iPhones) that averaged about 8% off.
Mac sales that averaged 13 units per hour per store, up from 2 per hour clocked earlier in November.
iPhone sales that averaged 3.4 per MORE
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