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MacBytes
Jul 8, 2004, 07:51 AM
Category: Reviews
Link: Second sight (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040708085122)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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xtbfx
Jul 8, 2004, 09:56 AM
"The thin air was Apple's puny market share: it has less than 2% of the desktop market."

Oh I HATE when people just make up percentages! What is Apple's marketshare? 2%? 3%? 5%? Who knows, and who cares?

space2go
Jul 8, 2004, 04:25 PM
[quote]72% of all numbers are made up on the spot.[quote]

Fender2112
Jul 8, 2004, 08:05 PM
"The thin air was Apple's puny market share: it has less than 2% of the desktop market."

Oh I HATE when people just make up percentages! What is Apple's marketshare? 2%? 3%? 5%? Who knows, and who cares?

Not that I have data to back it up, but the figure I keep seeing is 1.8%. As long as there is at least one Mac (for me), I don't care what the percentage is. I think folks make too much hype about market share. As long as Apple can turn nice profits and produce quality products at a fair price, they will be around for along time.

And I did like the writer's take one the subject of developing apps. It's interesting how Apple keeps making things easier and the masses just don't get it. Maybe the masses are afraid of simplicity. Go figure.

solvs
Jul 9, 2004, 05:12 PM
People are afraid of the unknown.

But to your other point, it's actually around 5%, but around 2-3% worldwide. Unfortunetly that counts things like basic servers and workstations. I've seen Windows running on everything from a cash register to a Doctor's office. Those are part of that other 90~%. Then there's Linux and Unix variants...

If you're counting # of PCs sold, the # of Macs is always going to be lower. But you'd be suprised how many people are still running older Macs.

Long story short, numbers lie. Market share means nothing as long as people keep buying Macs and Apple remains profitable.