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Analyst: New iMac to help Apple recover from disastrous Q4 desktop sales

Apple could announce a 79 per cent drop in iMac sales at its earnings call tonight

Apple's new iMac could help boost the company's poor desktop sales, an analyst has said.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently revealed that he expects Apple to announce just 264,000 desktop unit sales at its fourth quarter earnings call today. If Kuo's prediction proves to be correct, that will mean that Apple has seen a 79 per cent drop in iMac sales since the same quarter last year.

But, the newly unveiled iMac lineup could help Apple redeem itself, and the company could see an enormous 434 per cent quarter over quarter increase in desktop computer sales the Q1 of 2013, the analyst believes.

Apple's new iMacs are more than 40 per cent thinner than their predecessors, and have improved display and tech specs. The 21.5in models of the new iMacs are set to ship in November, and with the 27in models following in December.

[Via CNET]

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