While there’s plenty of looking back going on todayFortune has gathered together analyst forecasts of the Mac numbers we can expect Apple to reveal at its earnings call on Monday. This follows earlier forecasts for iPhone and iPad.

The average prediction is for 13 percent year-on-year growth, predicting that Apple sold 4.6 million Macs in the final quarter of 2013 (Apple’s fiscal Q1). This is slap bang in the middle of the growth predictions for iPads (10 percent) and iPhones (16 percent) … 

The pros and independents are remarkably aligned, with just a 50,000 unit difference between their estimates.

If the forecasts are correct, it will be an impressive performance at a time when computers are being eclipsed by tablets. The numbers are also unlikely to include many Mac Pros – while it was technically launched in 2013, it wasn’t actually available until well into this year.

Although the Mac is now the poor relation, well behind both iPhone and iPad in its financial importance, it still accounts for around an eighth of Apple’s revenues.

As ever, if you want to track how well the individual analysts did, Fortune has the full table of their predictions.


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