Apple Sold More iOS Devices in 2011 Than It Sold Macs in Almost 30 Years

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    well it does help that there is a big price difference between the Mac and iOS devices but this is just astounding really.
     
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    i was going to say ...

    buying a 1500 € mbp is different than a 200 € iPod Touch
     
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    The mass gotta have 'em gadgets under any conditions!
     
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    It looks like the iPad will overtake the Mac by the end of this year.
     
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    Crazy graphs...
     
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    Not to mention the price of Macs 30 years ago.
     
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    The real question is if and when the iPad will overtake the iPhone.
     
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    Wow. Just wow!

    I can see the appeal of an iOS device to your standard person, whether it be an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad... but I'd chose my Mac over all of those things any day.
     
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    Same for me, I will always choose Mac above IOS:apple:

    But this graph,,, makes me wonder when IOS devices hit the 1bil sold:apple:
     
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    As long as Macs keep selling I'm happy :)
     
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    LONG LIVE THE MAC!!! Proud to say I've been using Macs long before iOS was around :D
     
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    As long as Apple keep making Macs, I'm happy! :cool:
     
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    Not to mention the price of Macs now.
     
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    And MacRumors still doesn't have an app. :confused:
     
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    I doubt Apple would approve, considering the nature of MR. ;)

    But you can install a web app on your home screen. Just add it as a bookmark.
     
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    If in sales, thats already the case in sweden. Though then again the iPhone is arguably having sales "problems" here, seeing thats its not even in the top 3 right now.
     
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    Actually, the REAL question is ... when with the iPad become a Mac?

    It's a few years off, but I'd expect the iPad to morph into the low-end Mac as it expands processing power and the OSX and iOS meld into one OS sooner or later. I'd throw a dart at a calendar and say 2015.
     
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    Nah, we have it MUCH better today.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_128K

    Also factor in inflation of the US dollar and no, I don't think the average college student were buying this in droves in 1984 like they do today.
     
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    Well yea. & the more iOS devices they sell, the more OS X devices they sell.

    The Halo effect is strong with this one.
     
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    License out OS X and continue to domintate the media consumption device market?
     
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    Now I understand not including obscure Apple products for comparison, like the Apple Pippin (WOW! Apple actually includes that product in Mac OS X's dictionary! I typed that lowercase and it corrected it to have a capital P!) and the Apple Newton, but I don't understand why they didn't include, oh, IDK, any of the non-touch* iPods?

    *I don't mean to exclude the current generation of nano.
     
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    Price is one thing - margin another. I bet selling iOS devices also makes way more money that the expensive Mac line - and the risk is lower since you can steer production easier (just on demand) and scale it according to demand - of course within its limits.
     
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    Wholly Crap

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