Congratulations Apple!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by derajfast, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    This is actually rather big news. At the close of the markets today, Apple now has a bigger market cap than Dell!!!! Remember a few years ago when Michael Dell said that if he was in charge of Apple he would fold the company and give all the shares back to the investors? Who's laughing now.

    Dell Market Cap: 71.97B
    Apple Market Cap: 72.13B
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    It's getting scary, really.

    I mean the iPod will not last forever. It simply can't, unless they really stay on top oft things.
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Haha loving it! Now just have to wait a few years for them to have a bigger marketshare too ;)


    Obviously, the iPod is an important part of Apple's success, but Mac sales are also the best they've ever been.
     
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    The iPod is only in about 8% of US homes... ;)
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I just crapped in my pants, a little bit.™
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah Mac sales were up 27% over last year (thanks iPod)...hopefully the trend will continue as people realize what they don't have to put up with
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    If anybody can do it, it's Apple. BTW, I like the new Stevotar. :)
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    Thanks. ;)
     
  9. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    was fwded this




    awesome
     
  10. iSaint macrumors 603

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    That's, like, an irrelevant piece of data. First, that's a lot of homes. Second, give me some worldwide data.

    Oh, wait, you're saying it's going to grow from that!? My bad... :rolleyes:

    Plus, in many homes there are several iPods. Like mine!
     
  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    :cool: but really it not news that Apple is better then Dell but now we have numbers to back it up:rolleyes:
     
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Way to go Apple! Dell should fold its *** up and leave. Otherwise it should team up with Apple and wipe Microsoft out of the OS game. BTW what if Apple gets a monopoly, are they going to charge Apple? Or will they just call it even with Micro$oft? I mean yeah Apple's not to the top yet, but I'm guessing in about 10 or 15 years they will be (if not less).
     
  13. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    This is just awesome! My step dad always told me "Apple is going to go down the drain...". I just showed him this. He was speechless trying to come up with a comeback.

    Btw, he told me this when I was using my Quadra 630!


    :D
     
  14. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    LMAO! :D
     
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Does anyone else think this should make front page news?
     
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    always good to see apple kick some arse.....i love it when the underdog kicks arse and take names....coming for you mr. Dell!


    Bless
     
  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Sure is a welcome change from all those "Apple is going out of business any day now" comments that we used to hear from so-called "experts".
     
  18. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I think so.
     
  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Well let's see...there are approximately 100 million homes in the US, so 8 million homes have purchased 42 million iPods. That means that the average home has about 5 iPods.

    I've got two in my house, so somebody else has eight.
     
  20. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    Let's see, we have 2 minis, 2 20GB monochrome clickwheel ipods, 2 ipod nanos, and 6 macs (imac with 8.6 (doesnt work any more), imac with swivel neck, imac g5, powerbook 1.5 GHz 15", TiBook, ibook. anything else apple, airport and airport express.

    EDIT: That's the immediate family not me alone.
     
  21. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    1) Its not irrelevant. There's still 92% of U.S. homes without an iPod. An iPod being Apple's hottest product... And single biggest factor for Apple's staggering growth recently.
    2) I didn't say it wasn't a lot of homes.
    3) Get your own worldwide data.
    4) Yes, there seems to be potential for growth.
    5) So?
     
  22. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I was saying I misunderstood your post in the middle of making my response and apologized for doing so. I agree there's still potential for growth. And in the 8% of US homes with iPods, there are multiple iPod owners and that makes for a lot of iPods. So I'm agreeing with you...take a chill pill! :D ;) :D

    What'd the keynote say? Something like 25 million iPods sold last quarter? I can't remember, guess I'll have to watch it again!
     
  23. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Oh, a misunderstanding... Didn't catch that :eek:

    ... I think it was the ":rolleyes:" that made me think you were being sarcastic [see sig.]

    I was cool all along :cool: :D
     
  24. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Yeah..but hopefully they will stay on top of things with the didgital life...iLife etc just gettting better and better :cool:
     
  25. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    42 million sold worldwide. I don't know the exact figures for the US, but assuming anything up to half of that, some homes will have more than one, but others just a single iPod. Making a wild assumption, let's say 15 million Americans own an iPod, that's still a lot that don't and many that won't.

    The iPod will eventually get overtaken by SmartPhones and other multi-function devices and that's where Apple need to be heading. They already have made inroads with the publicity surrounding the Video features on the 5G models. Now bring back a Newton based device and/or Apple branded phone and keep market share of music players. Mac sales are also picking up and this could be a massive year for Mac sales.

    As long as they don't rest on their laurels, Apple have a bright future ahead, for now.
     

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