If you thought the iMac is Apple’s best selling computer ever, you would be wrong. In a conversation I had on Tuesday with Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, he said Apple’s best selling computer ever was the MacBook.
According to Schiller, Apple sold more then 10 million MacBooks since it launched.
That actually makes a lot of sense when I thought about it. The MacBook has always been the least expensive notebook from Apple and it appeals to the widest audience.
From executives to individuals, students, schools and entire U.S. States, the MacBook has been a favorite computer since its introduction. The large orders for MacBooks keep coming in. Earlier this year, Maine placed an order for 71,000 MacBooks for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative.
The updated polycarbonate-clad MacBook released earlier today features an LED-backlit display, multi touch trackpad and 7-hour battery, starting at $999.
Update: Added the number of MacBooks sold. 12:47 pm PT