Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2016 18:40 UTC
Apple

The latest numbers from market research firm IDC reveal that Mac sales experienced a slight year-over-year decline in the second quarter, dropping to 4.4 million from 4.8 million during the year-ago period.

Given the past 5-7 years, it's very unusual to see Apple's PC sales doing far worse than the overall PC market.

Then again, considering how Appple has been neglecting OS X for years now and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, as well as the complete neglect all across the Apple PC product lineup - this really shouldn't come as a surprise.

If Apple doesn't care about its PC business, why should anyone else?

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Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Sun 17th Jul 2016 00:01 UTC
jigzat
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2008-10-30

Lack of games is one of the main reason, not everyone is a software developer and games are still a driving force of PC sales. Apple must get its OpenGL performance up to Windows levels. Create a new bigger mac mini that supports upgradable GPU (since macpro is to expensive for most people) and support certain GPU chips. Maybe launch and improved Xcode for game developers for both windows and mac to allow developers to create multiplataform games and apps.

Edited 2016-07-17 00:03 UTC

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RE: Comment by jigzat
by weckart on Sun 17th Jul 2016 06:55 in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
weckart Member since:
2006-01-11

There is no profit for Apple in anything you have suggested there. Gaming to the extent that bleeding edge hardware is required is a minority pursuit, especially among non-Windows users.

iOS is where gaming is concentrated for Apple users and iDevices bring in the big moolah for Cupertino at the moment. Everything else is at the back of the queue. It has been years since the Mac Pro was updated, to say nothing of the Mini.

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RE: Comment by jigzat
by daedalus on Tue 19th Jul 2016 10:33 in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

And what about the majority of computer users who aren't serious gamers and don't need a bleeding edge GPU? Who want something to let them stream movies, edit photos, print boarding passes, listen to music, look after their calendar, browse Facebook? What's wrong with just targeting that market? they don't really need the minority gaming market, where most people want to build their own machines anyway.

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