Is That a Mac in Your Cart? Hi Switcher!

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Can someone explain to me what this is supposed to mean? How can demand be dropping and sales be going down at the same time the platform is growing faster than the competition?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    "Demand dropping" means that they are selling less month after month.
    "Switch dragging sales down" means that in the authors eyes, sales would be higher than they currently are if Apple hadn't announced the switch.

    Growing faster than the competition is a relative term. Eg if Mac sales for September was 20 and PCs were 1900 (5% and 95% of the market respectively) but in October Mac sales were 18 and PCs were 1600 (10% and 90% of the market respectively) then all the statements would be true.
  4. macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
    I would interpret this to mean that less hardware is being sold, though more copies of OS X. The article just basically says the analyst is an idiot and there's tonnes of other reasons for the sale numbers rather than people switching (which I completed agree with).
  5. macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    There is growth, and it is higher than the PC industry, but it's not as high as it could be thanks to the upcoming switch. I think that's what they are trying to say. There is no slow down though. People are buying more and more Macs every month. The rate of the increase may be slowing down a bit though as we get closer to Intel. At least among the tech savy.

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