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MacBytes
Jan 24, 2005, 01:24 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Apple Seeks Bigger Bite of PC Market with Mac Mini (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050124022400)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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24C
Jan 24, 2005, 07:42 AM
"Some analysts have said that Apple's blow-out fourth-quarter results offered clear proof of the "halo effect" of iPod sales boosting Mac sales. Kay said he was not so sure...Apple's fourth-quarter share of the worldwide and U.S. PC markets rose by a mere 0.1 percentage point each, to 2.0 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively."

This is just so stupid...if Apple has had a blow out quarter, then it has sold a lot of Apple stuff. If the PC market is growing faster than Apple makes existing product, there is no way 'market share' can increase, but it doesn't mean that Apple share is stagnating, IMO it means they don't produce enough product. :)

As the Mac mini is new product, it'll be interesting, next quarter?, to see how many Apple sales are cannabilised from the existing product line up, and see if the analysts' 'marketshare' has increased. :rolleyes: