Apple's 3rd Quarter 2007 U.S. Marketshare Up to 8.1%

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    According to the latest numbers from Gartner, worldwide computer shipments increased 14.4% over the same period last year. In the U.S., computer shipments increased 4.7% over the same period last year.

    In comparison, Apple has seen a 37.2% increase in growth over the same period. As a result, Apple's individual marketshare has grown from 6.2% to 8.1% year-over-year. This places Apple in 3rd place in U.S. marketshare, trailing Dell (29.1%) and HP (25.7%).


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    Gartner had previously pegged Apple with a 5% U.S. marketshare (ranked 5th) during the 1st quarter of 2007, while Apple did not rank amongst the top 5 U.S. manufacturers in Q2 2007.

    Raw Data: Gartner Press Release

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    Looks like a big leap is needed to jump to those Dell and HP figures.
    No doubt market share will increase with the halo effect on iPhone and the likes.
     
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    Meanwhile, rival market research firm IDC also released its preliminary third quarter PC share results around the same time as Gartner. It claims, however, that Apple's U.S. shipments totaled just 1,130,000 in Q3 for an overall share to 6.3 percent -- representing growth of just 15.9 percent.
     
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    I bet Scott Bourne just made a few million...
     
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    im worried people will start developing more viruses for apple products the more popular it gets
     
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    wow. Those are some intensely high numbers. Be prepared for an AAPL stock jump...

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    true, but OS X architechture, which is a Unix one, is way better for security than windows' is...
     
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    Extremely Impressive!

    They are seriously firing on all cylinders now.

    (at least once they get the kitty out the door in a week.)
     
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    Really pleased about this. I'm sure the release of Leopard will further fuel sales.
     
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    The day in which Mac OS X reaches 20% worldwide market share will be the end of Windows, which is crap and only maintained by inertia.
     
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    A steady climb? That's a jump high enough to give you nose bleed!
     
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    Very good news - but note that this is share of new computers sold; not total marketshare. The total marketshare will be lower (but still increasing).
     
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    And that's the same day that Apple raises prices by 100%. SJ doesn't want Apple to become Microsoft; he wants Apple to be the perennial top-tier, high-margin choice for the enlightened, not the default for cubicle farms. Apple needs enough share to attract the top developers, and I'm not sure where the sweet spot is, but I'm certain SJ will raise prices as necessary to keep marketshare at or below 20%.
     
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    and the other 80% will just disappear? I hate windoze as much as anyone here, but your logic just isn't sound.
     
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    Maybe he's assuming everything else will be Linux?

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    Why update the Mac Pro?

    With numbers like these, if you were Apple, why would you release an update to the Mac Pro?

    Everyone here in the MacRumors' Forums acknowledge the desire to have an update to the Mac Pro line. Apple obviously is selling a he** of a lot of computers in the current configurations, why change the Mac Pro line when it isn't the predominant sales driver to begin with and with Leopard right around the corner, it is only going to help drive additional sales of the Mac Pro line without Apple having to do a da** thing.

    IMHO, no new Mac Pro's until 2008.
     
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    AAPL was up nearly 2% today, but I'm not sure if these market share numbers had anything to do with it.
     
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    AAPL closes up 3.17 point to $172.75

    That's a 30 point gain in 1 month.

    The question now...how much higher...I bouth at 40, then some more at 120 and just laugh at how much it keeps growing. Now, when to sell.:rolleyes:
     
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    Wish I hadn't sold 1/2 my AAPL shares after the last split.
     

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