Mac sales set all-time record in fiscal 2015 fourth quarter

Post-PC world? What post-PC world? The Mac has never been more popular. In a conference with analysts and the press, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple sold 21 million Macs in the past year and 5.7 million Macs in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter that ended Sept. 26. That’s an all-time record.

Macs have gained global market share for 34 out of the last 35 quarters. This compares to the downward sales trend for the overall personal computer market. 

Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said that growth was driven primarily by MacBook sales, though the MacBook Pro remains popular as well. Maestri didn't talk about the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro or even the MacBook Air.

The CFO also noted that Macs are gaining “tremendous” traction at IBM. There are now approximately 30,000 Macs within the company, with 1,900 more coming. 

“Each Mac is saving IBM US $270 compared to a traditional PC thanks to reduced support cost and higher residual value,” says Maestri.