Estimates indicate that after four quarters with year-over-year declines the Mac may have finally see some year-over-year growth.
Although a third of the 33 analysts we've heard from so far -- 13 amateurs and 20 Wall Street professionals -- think Apple will report another decline in unit sales next week, two thirds believe sales actually rose year over year. The average analyst's estimate is just over 4 million Macs, a 2.8% increase over the same quarter last year. The pros (at 4.1 million) are slightly -- but only slightly -- more bullish than the amateurs (4 million) this time around.
Apple has announced that it will release Q2 FY14 earnings on April 23, 2014.