Apple sees big gains in France

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: News and Press Releases
    Link: Apple sees big gains in France
    Description:: Apple's market share in France for 2005 was 2.6 percent compared to 2.2 percent in 2004. Apple is now the eighth largest personal computer maker in France. It was 10th in 2004.

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  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    Glad to hear that Mac sales are up in France! In education and just in general, Apple has to make up a lot of ground in France. It's interesting that desktop sales are up so much. I guess the iMac and Mac mini must be big hits indeed.

    But still, we have to keep things in perspective--Apple went from 2.2% marketshare to 2.6%, so the "big gains" are a lot less impressive than they sound at first, at least to me. It's still cool though that France is joining the Mac revolution (or at that rate, evolution?! :p).

    I'm surprised the article didn't mention/suggest a possible iPod halo effect. I don't think they're quite as popular as in the US, but still.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Carl Spackler

    Apr 12, 2005
    Outer Space
    Off topic, but years ago when I was in Paris at the Centre Georges Pompidou, they had a G3 iMac on display as part of their modern French artists/designers exhibit. I thought that was pretty cool.
  4. macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    .4% may not seem big, but it's a nearly 20% increase for Apple France, and probably amounts to at least several thousand more units being sold.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    The first line does state that it's a 37% increase. So if Apple doubled its sales that would amount to about 1.2% market share increase. That seems like an awful lot of work for such a small payoff.
  6. macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2001
    Montreal, Canada
    hehe, it's actually the exact opposite

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