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Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY.

With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from 5.5 million units sold last quarter.

Last year during the same time frame, Apple sold 4.8 million Mac units, representing 14 percent growth year-over-year.

In terms of hardware sales, Macs represent a growth opportunity for Apple. iPhones and iPads have dominated the market and are leaders in product categories they helped define. The Mac product line (while performing relatively well) hasn’t dominated its respective category the way that Apple’s mobile devices have, leaving lots of room for growth.

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