Apple is reporting today that sales of its iBook tripled in the fourth quarter over the same quarter last year. The company reported growth of 205 percent on iBook sales.
“iBook sales to education tripled last quarter, further strengthening Apple’s position as the leader in education portables,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Districts, schools and administrators, along with teachers, students and parents really love the iBook.”
Earlier this year
MacCentral reported that Apple had regained the lead in education sales from Dell. According to statistics from Quality Education Data, Apple had 2,727,018 to 3,236,798 systems installed in U.S. public schools compared to Dell’s 1,240,420 to 1,572,042 range and Compaq’s 738,680 to 997,485.
For the 2001-2002 school year, QED estimates that U.S. public schools will purchase 311,896 to 447,994 Macs compared to 203,808 to 270,500 Dell systems and 118,427 to 215,705 Compaq units.