Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Nov 2005 15:27 UTC
Apple The momentum generated by Apple's iPod digital music players and related products continues to translate into new Macintosh sales according to one Wall Street analyst who estimates that over one million Windows users have purchased a Mac in the first three quarters of 2005.
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Serious flaw...
by mail4asim on Mon 7th Nov 2005 17:50 UTC
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Reading the article .. here is a serious assumption this article makes that I find flawed..

"If we assume that all of the growth in Mac shipments during the past three quarters resulted from Windows users purchasing a Mac, then purchases by Windows users exceeded one million," the analyst said. "Indeed, the number of Windows users purchasing Macs in 2005 could easily exceed our forecast of 1.3 million switchers in 2006."

They are assuming that all of the growth is by Windows users switching to Mac. How do we know that it's not a repeat customer buying another mac? I am sure there is some growth, and a lot of people switched.. but saying that all of them switched over to Mac from Windows is just plain wrong.

Am I the only one seeing this ??

Btw, at the end of the article there is another bit of information..

"Needham & Co. reiterated its 2006 earnings per share estimate at $1.75."

Needham and Co is the company which made the switch statement.. wait a sec.. they are an investment firm... hmmm.. could I consider this as a special interest influenced article ????

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