Washington Post: At 30, Apple Is Mainstream -- And a Target

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  1. unixfool macrumors 6502a

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  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    To me the article comes from a negative angle. But then again, it is the Washington Post! ;)

    IIRC, Apple's market share during the Apple // days was much higher than 15%

    Nice to see Apple getting the press. Hope that it helps sales. :)
     
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    Apple share peaked in 1984 with 22% (16 for Apple II, 6 for Mac). PCs already had 32% of the market by then.

    15% for Apple in 1985 (12 for II, 3 for Mac) looks about right.
     
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    How was it negative? I didn't get that feeling at all.
     
  5. itcheroni macrumors 6502a

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    Who had the remaining 46% of the market?
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Commodore, mostly. In the early 1980s they were the dominant personal computer makers. The Apple II machines were sort of Commodores in a way too, as Commodore (and later WDC, a Commodore spinoff) supplied the CPUs.

    [edit: historical market shares

    and more of the same

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    Wow, that's really interesting. I can't believe Apple doesn't have a larger share than in 2000.
     

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