Apple's 11.6in MacBook Air will be the most popular model of the company's new skinny laptop line-up, which, in toto, will amount to 17 per cent of Apple's Mac sales in the current quarter. So says one Mingchi Kuo, head of investment house Concord Securities research team, according to a report from Chinese-language paper …
If they only...
... sell 410,9999 will that be classed as a loss?
Of course it will...
...by all those highly-paid analysts (guessers, to you & me) who will use it to predict the total collapse of Apple, Western Democracy and the arrival of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
This will of course, be accompanied by cackles of glee from those whose sole raison d'etre appears to be to heap invective upon Apple & Mac users - that is, when they're not cleaning the flecks of spittle from their screens, or mopping up the dribble from their keyboards...
People really must have more money than sense.
Because it's still a luxury item isn't it? Compared to a cheaper priced netbook that is.
and your point is?
You could say that about any apple product, except perhaps some of the cheaper ipod family. And apple seem to sell a good few laptops/computers, don't they?
Do all people drive a bottom of the range car? Equally, they do the same basic job, drive you to where you are going.
So, what exactly is your point.
Most people could just drive a Ford Mondeo as well. The speed limit is 70MPH and it will easily do that, it has room for five people just like a BMW or Audio yet people buy those?
Some people actually like things to look nice and be satisfied with their purchase.
Talking through his head
Watch me, researcher in an investment company, shooting numbers randomly on the dartboard. It's way too early to tell. Some people call that a job.
How can iPhans afford all these goodies in a single year?
First there was Lemon 4, then out came a tablet followed by various audio blings to hand around their necks and now a skinny laptop?
Either iPhans are bankers with large bonuses, or have a corporate sugar daddy, but most people in the US don't have this amount of discretionary income.
It might be better for them to await vapourware Lion to actually materialise to see if it functions before laying the plastic down.
Re: How can iPhans afford all these goodies in a single year?
420,000 people is not most people in the US, and as they sell in other countries as well, it will be less than that within the US.
RE: How can iPhans afford all these goodies in a single year?
While some people can afford to buy everything apple release most people will have bought one device or the other based on what they needed. Also, what do you mean by vapourware Lion? It's only just been announced, maybe you should look up the definition of vapourware.
Most people in the world AREN'T in the US...