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MacBytes
Jan 20, 2005, 10:54 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Dell and Creative: Challenged by the iPod? (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050120115404)
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robbieduncan
Jan 20, 2005, 11:10 AM
Wow. Amazingly positive, but perhaps over optimistic. I don't think that a single product (in this case the Mac mini) can change the marketplace quite as much as this artical suggests towards the end!

nagromme
Jan 20, 2005, 11:45 AM
I don't think they're overly optimistic in that article.

In the short term, they say, Apple could build up another couple points of market share. Big news for Apple who doesn't HAVE that many points, but not a big dent to the PC industry. That's plenty of good news, and I agree with that speculation. And as they point out, Apple already is very profitable, with great R&D.

In the LONG term they suggest that could grow into double digits (Dell has 17%). Looking long-term, that does seem possible.

24C
Jan 20, 2005, 03:55 PM
Apple have a slight lead here in developed product, it'll take 9 months for a response, even if the the threat of the Mac mini is realised. Obviously Apple can only grow as well as it can convert and/or produce units...Mr Rollins should be worried longer term.