Are Apple’s Macs Bucking Trends?

While PC sales might be on the decline throughout the world, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) managed to defy the trend for at least a month, as Mac sales actually went up in January.

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According to the NPD Group, Apple’s Mac sales in January increased 31 percent year-over-year  — though this figure only took into account the United States, not the world. However, the increase may not be a strong indicator of what to expect from the company’s future computer sales, as it still saw an overall 17 percent decline in Mac sales for the December quarter.

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster suggested that the reason for the upswing might be tied to Apple’s iMac computers, which were refreshed in that quarter, and demand for the latest model likely increased. But, the iMac may also be presenting trouble for the company…

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