View Full Version : Apple's Mac market share rise is good for consumers
Dec 11, 2007, 12:40 AM
Link: Apple's Mac market share rise is good for consumers (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20071211004036)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug
Dec 11, 2007, 02:01 AM
I just feel like saying – "WORD!" :D
Dec 11, 2007, 04:39 AM
Hmmmm.... maybe I'm missing something. The article says that 29% of respondents now plan to buy a Mac. And this is an amazing increase in just two years... from 27%? (16% notebook + 11% desktop.)
That's only 1% a year the way I read it.
And later they refer to 24% as "most."
I don't doubt that there's a big trend toward more Mac users, and I agree that if other companies start to copy Apple successfully that will be nice--but I wasn't easily able to dig the facts out of that article.
Dec 11, 2007, 12:57 PM
Yeah I too am confused. I saw an article a few days ago here:
Among talking about the mac market share was a reference to the same poll. "The latest ChangeWave consumer poll found that 29% of likely notebook and desktop PC buyers in the next 90 days are planning to get a Mac. That's higher than consumer purchase intent for HP laptops (21%), HP desktops (24%) and Dell laptops (28%). But Dell had higher demand for its desktops (31%).
The trend line is clearly up for Apple. Two years ago, 16% of likely notebook PC buyers and 11% of desktop PC buyers planned to buy Macs."
nagromme, as you said... a 1% increase?
Dec 11, 2007, 03:46 PM
According to the original article, 29% of laptop consumers will buy a Mac laptop, and 29% of desktop consumers will buy a Mac desktop. That is a massive improvement, if true.
I'll believe it when I see it though. Their previous forecasts in the same chart don't seem to have come true either.
Report (PDF) (http://www.changewave.com/assets/alliance/reports/pc_20071210/pc_20071210.pdf)