Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2005 11:54 UTC
Apple Apple Computer on Wednesday reported the financial results of its third fiscal quarter, characterizing the numbers as "the highest revenue and earnings in the company's history." The halo effect seems to be confirmed, as Macintosh unit sales grew by 35%.
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Sabon
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2005-07-06

I suppose it couldn't it have something to do with Windows viruses. Nope, not at all. (sic)

Yes the ease of use and excellent experince friends of mine are having with their iPods has had a Halo effect. So it got them thinking about Macs. But they all site virues as being one of the main factors in _seriously_ thinking about buying a Mac. And no, they don't think there will be fewer viruses with LongHorn. Some have switched. Others are trying to decide whether to wait for the Intel Mac. But most don't even know about the Intel Mac thing at all and are just saving up for a couple of months.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Most swichers I know were concerned about their Microsoft Office files; once I informed them that Microsoft sells a version of Office for Mac, and that you can easily share files back and forths, they were off like lightening down to the local Mac shop.

Apple needs to dispel the myth that having a Mac will make you incompatble with the rest of humanity.

Regarding another post, in relation to the 'coolness factor' of iPod, the interesting will be the affect on not this generation but next, the generation that will be viewing Apple, not as the Macintosh company, but as the iPod company who sells computers.

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