Mac sales for the second fiscal quarter of 2016 were 4.03 million units, down from 4.5 million in 2015. That’s a dip of 9% — a lower dip than the iPhone or iPad experienced (18% and 19%, respectively). And Apple’s personal computers are attracting lots of new users.
In a call with analysts and the press, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company’s installed base of over one billion active devices continued to grow. There was a “huge” number of Android switchers and new Mac users.
“Over half of buyers were new to Mac, and in some countries, it's even higher,” Cook said. “In China it's over 80%.”
Chief Financial Office Luca Maestri says it was a challenging quarter for personal computer sales. Despite this Apple saw double digit growth in some regions, including Russia and (as mentioned) China. Apple also expects to see an uptick in Mac sales for the June fiscal quarter.