April 19, 2006
Written by Edward F. Moltzen, CRN
Apple’s CFO said Wednesday the company saw a “pause” in sales of Macintosh systems during its most recent quarter during its transition of the computer platform to Intel processors, and the company expects that pause to continue this quarter.
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer made the statements during a conference call with analysts to discuss the company’s second quarter financial results, which included better-than-expected profit on less-than-expected sales.
Apple actually began seeing a slowdown in sales of Macintoshes during its first quarter, which ended in December, Oppenheimer said.
“As we anticipated, this pause was even more evident in the March quarter,” Oppenheimer said. He added that “we believe some customers are delaying purchasing” Intel-based Macs until major software is optimized for the new platform.