Apple's Market Share Hitting Highs

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    Apple's market share in both the computer and cell phone markets is hitting highs according to Net Applications.

    Last month the Mac OS had 6.8% market share, compared to 5.39% for November 2006. This represents the highest market share in Apple's steady climb, which appears to be almost directly proportional to a slightly declining Microsoft Windows installed base (Windows declined -1.74%, Mac increased 1.41%).

    In addition, Net Applications has issued an interesting report stating that the iPhone has quickly overtaken Microsoft's Windows Mobile as the most used mobile OS on the web.

    In contrast to market share numbers by firms like Gartner which combine quarterly results from the industry to give market share of sales, Net Applications market share numbers attempt to represent installed base of internet users. More on how Net Applications gets its numbers...

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    I can count a lot more members in my MUG on campus. SHEESH!

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    These are great numbers! Granted, there are only a few of them.. still.

    It's also a bit humorous to see that MS is changing their marketing strategy for the Zune and Windows Mobile device... almost all similar to Apple... in fact, a lot similar.

    Surprise. :rolleyes:
     
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    Can somebody say SWITCHERS!!!
     
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    I'd guess that at least half of my University are Mac users. Once you factor out the millions of POS and cublicle farm computers, and focus on the consumer market, Apple is gaining significantly.
     
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    Buy low sell high ;)
     
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    In contrast to market share numbers by firms like Gartner which combine quarterly results from the industry to give market share of sales...

    In other words, the traditional definition of market share? ;)
     
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    Oh, I get that... I'm just convinced we haven't hit anywhere near the "high"
     
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    Apple will always be Apple. Microsoft, Microsoft.

    Microsoft is in "cruise" mode now with their majority marketshare. They won't care about loosing a few points. Hardly a blip on the radar for them...

    :apple: (II) Forever!!!

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    Not really. That would be like selling product A which has usable life span of a week. And then product B which lasts a month. If both products sold the same quantity per week it would appear that B has a greater market share since more would be in use when in fact the same quantity was sold.

    Thats not too comparable to PC/Mac sales, but the idea is there. I still have a 5 year old PowerBook, using it now. I also have a new iMac. Several friends still have their older Macs in use or they were passed onto other for use.

    However, my moms older PCs were recycled and she buys a new one every two years or so to "start clean and get rid of viri" LOL :D Anyway, so there there is a big difference between active market share and a share of the marketplace.
     
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    What's interesting is the Web usage numbers... looks like iPhone users actually want to use the web - could it be that it's because they have a great web browser on the iPhone? Has t be something like that... there sure are a lot of WEP browsers out there!

    This is good news for Apple... I hope the success does not kill the ride... I like being in the happy and content minority of Mac users. :)
     
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    Super!

    I would love for it to hit the 10% mark.

    BTW... maybe I'm not looking... but is this World Wide, or US only?
     
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    Next step -- overtaking Windows ME :p
     
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    Good point! I know before we went on an upgrade spree and a new job, I was using the same Wall Street Powerbook for 7 years! Seems like all the PCs we had died a useful life in about 2 years. So I wonder what the market share is when you consider older Macs still in use today? There must be millions!
     
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    Interesting: about mobile web usage.
    Not surprised, really. Browsing on anything other than an iPhone is near useless. I had a Treo 650 for a couple of years. Never browsed. Ever.

    And those talking about stocks - yeah, we're not even remotely close to the high's APPL will see over the next decade. These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg.
     
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    That's why they said "in contrast" - I don't think it's useless to measure the numbers of used systems as opposed to the numbers those companies say they sold, since the latter definition is way more open to interpretation (sold so they can sit in IT warehouses and wait to replace their crappy brethren when they die?)
     
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    I'm not sure comparing 6% to 92% is quite something to shout about but ok...
     
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    A) I'd rather be BMW then GM.

    B) No one (sane) here is claiming apple will ever take all of Microsoft's market share away.
     
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    Taking the calculations one step further, 4 out of 5 switchers go to the Mac whilst 1 in 5 go to Linux or other some other OS.

    (1.41/1.74 = .81 = 81%)

    That's not too bad...

    -Clive
     
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    OPENSTEP -- overtaking Windows 2000 :D
     
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    Can somebody say NEWBIES!!!

    Does the iPhone number also include the iPod Touch because it isn't listed separately but I'd imagine that apple has sold a bucket load of those as well.
     

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