Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > Mac Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 4, 2011, 01:13 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
6 Million Copies of Lion Purchased via Mac App Store







During his keynote address to announce the next generation iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company has sold more than 6 million copies of Lion since it launched in July. "This is 80% more than Snow Leopard."

"For another metric, we measure adoption. If you look at Windows 7, it took them about 20 weeks to reach 10% of their base. It took Lion 2 weeks."

Lion is available for $29.99 at the Mac App Store.

Article Link: 6 Million Copies of Lion Purchased via Mac App Store
MacRumors is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2011, 01:26 PM   #2
MacSince1990
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
*waves care flag*
MacSince1990 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2011, 01:33 PM   #3
KPOM
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Plus, if you figure that all new Macs sold after July 20th shipped with Lion, that means that about 8-10 million sales of Lion after 3 months, which is a pretty impressive uptake rate.
KPOM is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2011, 01:53 PM   #4
edoates
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
10% of base is easier with Mac's

Windows has a MUCH larger installed base than Mac, and more of that base is in business operations. Getting 10% of that large a base, especially in businesses that must vet the updates for stability, security, compatibility with exist apps, etc. is significantly more difficult. I'm actually surprised that it took only 20 weeks to hit 10% of the XP / Vista base.

Windows 7, in my experience, is a major improvement in usability, stability, and security over any prior Windows OS.

So, that "bragging" right by the Apple crew is a bit specious.

Eddie O

PS: I'm a certified Mac FanBoy (tm) since Lisa in the 80's.
__________________
Eddie O
edoates is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2011, 03:42 PM   #5
Dr McKay
macrumors 68040
 
Dr McKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kirkland
Send a message via MSN to Dr McKay Send a message via Skype™ to Dr McKay
So even in their comparison, they're admitting that more people bought Windows 7, at a faster rate than Lion.
__________________
Worth the weight
Dr McKay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 4, 2011, 04:40 PM   #6
gnasher729
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benjy91 View Post
So even in their comparison, they're admitting that more people bought Windows 7, at a faster rate than Lion.
First, I'll try to make you very happy. Here we go: Apple sells only about five percent of all computers. Only one in twenty computers sold is a Mac. And Apple sells only about five percent of all phones. Only one in twenty phones sold is an iPhone. Does that make you feel good?

And now I'll take it all away: Apple makes more money selling computers than all the other manufacturers together. And Apple makes more money selling phones than all the other manufacturers together. I hope that makes you feel really bad.
gnasher729 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6, 2011, 08:17 AM   #7
Dr McKay
macrumors 68040
 
Dr McKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kirkland
Send a message via MSN to Dr McKay Send a message via Skype™ to Dr McKay
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnasher729 View Post
First, I'll try to make you very happy. Here we go: Apple sells only about five percent of all computers. Only one in twenty computers sold is a Mac. And Apple sells only about five percent of all phones. Only one in twenty phones sold is an iPhone. Does that make you feel good?

And now I'll take it all away: Apple makes more money selling computers than all the other manufacturers together. And Apple makes more money selling phones than all the other manufacturers together. I hope that makes you feel really bad.
Well those were unrelated to what I was talking about. I was pointing that Apple saying they took 2 weeks to reach 10% of their installbase, but Windows 7 took 10 times longer. But, the Windows install base is bigger than 10x that of Apple, so in reality Microsoft sold more, faster. Yet Apple are trying to make it look like they sold more.

Thanks for the unrelated news, it neither made me feel good nor bad.

I love that you instantly jumped to the conclusion that Apple doing well would make be upset, and that Apple doing badly would make me happy, but in reality I'm not a fanboy, and making one comment pointing out a mistake in Apples logic does not mean I hate Apple either.
__________________
Worth the weight

Last edited by Dr McKay; Oct 6, 2011 at 08:24 AM.
Dr McKay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6, 2011, 08:25 AM   #8
marc11
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NY USA
You can spin stats anyway you want to meet your needs, that is the downside of stats....but the real news here imho is that 6 million copies of a new OS coming in at 4 plus gigs were DOWNLOADED and installed. That is also not the install base, think of people like me that downloaded it and installed it on two machines but only counts as one sale.

Impressive.
__________________
Various Apple Products
marc11 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 6, 2011, 08:55 AM   #9
heisenberg123
macrumors 603
 
heisenberg123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
you can spin this anyway

less Mac users easier to get 10% in less time

Vista was horible, PCs users almost had to updated to Windows 7, where snow leopard is fine so its not such a "must"

Lion is $29.00

Windows was what $399.00
heisenberg123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > Mac Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't download already purchased apps on mac app store toddsimon Mac Applications and Mac App Store 2 Feb 22, 2014 12:50 PM
Mac App Store refund... App disappears from Purchased list, but app still installable WolfSnap Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Jan 7, 2014 06:19 PM
Mountain Lion - can no longer remove apps from app store purchased list! gwelmarten OS X 5 Feb 1, 2013 11:19 AM
Help - Cannot install OSX lion purchased from App Store lennydavies MacBook 1 Aug 26, 2012 12:10 PM
Replacing Mac HD, how to reinstall Lion purchased from Store, and, Restore andyhutch1947 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 1 Jul 26, 2012 11:40 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC