Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 17th Dec 2008 13:50 UTC, submitted by judgen
Apple Apple, which has outpaced the overall personal computer market this year despite its strategy of eschewing discounts, showed its first signs of weakness in November. NPD analyst Steve Baker blamed a 35% drop in sales of desktop Macs, noting growth in Apple's laptops still outpaced rivals [22%]. The decline marks a sharp reversal for Apple, which has enjoyed robust demand this year for its Macs, even as spending on Windows-based PCs slowed along with sales of other electronics like flat-panel TVs. Note by Kroc: With apologies to OSNews reader judgen for changing the news source provided from SmartHouse to WSJ.
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RE: duh, economy
by PortResi on Wed 17th Dec 2008 20:56 UTC in reply to "duh, economy"
PortResi
Member since:
2008-10-06

Not surprising considering our economy is in the toilet.


I think the economy is past the point of the toilet bowl. It's somewhere between outlet line and the main sewer.

In any case, I work on an iMac at work and a Mini at home. These little wonders get all my work done.

I find it funny PC die hards will criticize Apple when this economic sewer sludge may take down Dell, Acer and any of the remaining PC makers that use Win.

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RE[2]: duh, economy
by ari-free on Thu 18th Dec 2008 07:38 in reply to "RE: duh, economy"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

oh the economy will only get worse. Probably their best bet is to focus on PC's for business instead of high end consumers...and that's just to break even.

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