Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 7th Apr 2004 05:50 UTC
Apple By most counts, they're a hit. But they were intended to woo new users to the fold, yet Mac market share has only budged -- lower, says BusinessWeek.
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by PantherPPC on Wed 7th Apr 2004 06:05 UTC

Lol. Saw this on another site today. Also from the same magazine (BusinessWeek)...

"The Mac is currently enjoying a growth spurt. Sales grew 12% during the quarter. The sleek PowerBook laptops remain hot items. Sales of higher-end PowerMacs -- used by publishers, ad agencies, and the like -- are getting a lift from the economic rebound. Some evidence even points to Apple turning around its long decline in the education market. In a survey of school districts, market researcher Quality Education Data found that 30% plan to buy Macs this year, up from 21% in 2003. And brisk sales of the latest upgrade of Mac OS X, called Panther, suggest that many Mac customers are planning on sticking around. [Apple CEO Steve Jobs] wouldn't mind if those analysts would start measuring the Mac by the profits it produces, rather than by its market share. 'We've got 25 million customers that want the best computers in the world. If our market share grows, we're thrilled. But we've held our own, while our rivals were losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year,' he says. 'We're in pretty good shape,'"

--Peter Burroughs, BusinessWeek

He also noted Apple selling 829,000 Macs in the previous quarter, up 12% from the year before.


I wonder how good the BusinessWeek editors are, and if they know they are contradicting themselves.