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This article was published on June 17, 2011


I love my MacBook Air but Steve Jobs loves it more, $3 billion more.

I love my MacBook Air but Steve Jobs loves it more, $3 billion more.
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

As reported by AllThingsD, in April 2011, J.P. Morgan hardware analyst Mark Moskowitz estimated Apple’s MacBook air’s revenue potential at $2.2 billion. But just now after a look at the market demand, he’s estimated it at a whopping $3 billion.

According to Moskowitz, sales from the feather weight PC rose 2.9% in the first quarter while Apple shipped out 432,000 MacBook Airs, up 412.9% year over year. And even more astonishing, this news comes while the general PC market is down 10.1%.

As more and more data moves to the cloud, including Apple’s own iCloud music service, computers like the MacBook air make more sense for consumer use making hard drives for massive data storage a thing of the past. Our present is skipping along cumulus and stratus realities, and we no longer need heavy weight MacBook Pros if we’re on the go…and just to put this figure in perspective, the revenue of just one hardware device from Apple is worth the entire (over) valuation of Pandora

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