Mac market share
2.49 Million Macs worldwide is a 3.5% market share. Well up from the 3% they achieved this time last year. Congratulations!
During its last fiscal quarter, Apple shipped a record 2.49 million Macs, and even if you ignore a decent chunk of its Jesus Phone sales, it nabbed a record $7.46bn in revenues. But in typically coy fashion, the company says it has low expectations for the quarter to come. Naturally, those who play the Wall Street game sent …
Twa@t makes guess at earnings. Actual company earnings different (doesn't matter if bigger or smaller). Tw@t publicly embarrassed at guessing wrong, and thus stock price must be punished. Nobody gets away with making the tw@t look bad. Nobody. Got it!
Tw@t makes new guess, cycle starts again.
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It's good to see that the register is finallly reporting events from the future, i for one am glad to know what WILL be happening, now if they can tell me who will piss me off next week in order for me to avoid them, that'll be peachy.
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I for one welcome our time traveling overlords
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Purely speculation on my part, but could upturn in sales be actually due to nicely designed, easy to use computers that satisfy customers? We have a Macbook in the office, and I am always pleasantly surprised by its total reliability, quietness, instant-start-up and long battery life.
Compared to my 8-month old hi-end Sony laptop which really should have been a delight to own, but is hobbled by Vista Business - which makes it slow, unpredictable, struggles to find wifi network, short on battery life... All the 'cool' features of Vista we turn off to give it some decent performance. Same goes for the other Vista machines we buy.
So this morning, I made a decision to start buying Macs from now on, and keep the PCs around for legacy apps. I think we'll save money on productivity uptime from not having to keep loading updates. Put it this way, I feel unconfortable about buying a new Vista-based PC at the moment.
Dangers of samples of one obviously, but I wonder how many other SMEs are going through same decisions? I don't feel so sorry for Microsoft, but I think the decent PC makers like Sony, HP, Tosh and Dell are being (possibly) unfairly hammered by the poor quality of Vista.
They warned that earnings will go down in the near future..... this is probably to do with the mobileme fiasco and all those free months they're having to give away.... I (and others on the apple discussion boards) are today again unable to access email. If they keep this up I won't have to pay for (a completely useless) mobileme for the next 50 years
What effect does the share of sales in one quarter of one year really have on anything? Whenever XP really does become unavailable for new purchases, will it suddenly be completely irrelevant three months later, having captured 0% of the interim sales share? If not then why don't you argue whatever your actual point is?
Apple are profitable. Lots of people like their Apple products. Jobs' ego is no larger than Ballmer's. So what's the problem?
It's MikeRoweSoft *losing* market. OEM's were stupid enough to hammer Vista into consumers; they did it so well that people just stopped buying PC's. Then, when Average Joe wants to buy a new PC, well... they're forced to change to either crappy Vista, or MacOSX (Linux isn't quite there yet for the average user). Suddenly the Mac doesn't seem that bad anymore... you'd have to re-learn everything with Vista anyway!
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