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MacBytes
Oct 16, 2004, 11:50 PM
Category: Reviews
Link: Why the iPod will soon be calling the tune at Apple (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041017005050)
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dontmatter
Oct 17, 2004, 10:16 PM
wait wait wait wait wiit. So they say they say notebook sales fell this quarter? That had better be wrong, because that is where apple does well, and where the industry is headed, and the best part of apple's line.

Anybody got a good link to a table with all the numbers for apple, particularly by computer?

Mr. Anderson
Oct 17, 2004, 10:34 PM
Intelligent speculation....they'll still be making computers :D

And if my iPod comes with a quad core G7 with holo graphic display and keyboard in 5 years I'll be perfectly happy :p

D

nagromme
Oct 18, 2004, 01:10 AM
Success for the iPod means doom for Macs. Isn't it obvious? NO company can have TWO (even if somewhat related) product lines at once. One will always be cast aside--and we all know Apple's not really into computers.

Plus, the people working on the iPod obviously were all pulled from Mac projects, the qualifications are identical ;)

iMeowbot
Oct 18, 2004, 04:06 AM
wait wait wait wait wiit. So they say they say notebook sales fell this quarter? That had better be wrong, because that is where apple does well, and where the industry is headed, and the best part of apple's line.

Anybody got a good link to a table with all the numbers for apple, particularly by computer?

http://images.apple.com/pr/pdf/q404data_sum2.pdf

Q4 sales overall were lower than for Q3, but year-over-year results for the notebooks lines were actually quite good.

Really, overall Q4 looks worse than it might exactly because Q3 was so unusually strong. Also, Q1 & Q3 are pretty much always the strongest for Apple, so it would be odd, even, for Q4 to be better in the CPU area.

wdlove
Oct 18, 2004, 01:58 PM
Success for the iPod means doom for Macs. Isn't it obvious? NO company can have TWO (even if somewhat related) product lines at once. One will always be cast aside--and we all know Apple's not really into computers.

Plus, the people working on the iPod obviously were all pulled from Mac projects, the qualifications are identical ;)

I certainly hope that you are being factious. GM is certainly an example of a company that is successful with several product lines. Apple is still primarily a computer company that also makes an awesome software.

I do agree that the current problem for Apple is meeting demand.

nagromme
Oct 18, 2004, 02:08 PM
I certainly hope that you are being factious.

Yes. Even Apple has long had multiple product lines. Yet somehow people think that when one is TOO profitable, it will lead Apple to fire some Mac developers :rolleyes: