Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 21:01 UTC
Apple Apple sold 1.1 million iPhones during its fourth quarter, the company said in its results statement on Monday. This brought total sales of the iPhone to 1.39 million since its launch and pushed the company's revenue to USD 6.22m (GBP 3.04m) for the quarter. The good news was not solely to do with the iPhone, however, as the company also reported shipping 2.1 million Mac computers, representing 34 percent growth over the fourth quarter of 2006. Apple 'exceeded the previous quarterly record for Mac shipments by 400,000', the company said in the statement. Additionally, tries to look beyond the marketing.
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RE: What the...
by saterdaies on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 22:19 UTC in reply to "What the..."
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Platform history is important and that statistic doesn't paint Apple negatively at all. In fact, I think most people would see it as a compliment. They're saying that Apple was able to poach customers from others. If someone said that AT&T poached 1 million customers from Verizon, that would be very positive for AT&T.

That statistic tells us that Apple is gaining customers not simply by capturing new computer users, but that users who had previously not bought an Apple now think that Apple is the way t go.

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