What is the best selling Apple computer right now?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DakotaGuy, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    I think unit by unit sales the iBook has to be the best selling computer Apple makes right now? What do you all think?
  2. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    For me is the Pismo, I have 2 and I would like to get a third one:)
  3. Kid Red macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    I would say the PB because of the last update.
  4. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    Someone told me the ibooks were "flying off the shelf" because of the simultaneous price drop and speed bump.

    The ibook seems to fit the average laptop users needs.

    Me...well i still want to upgrade from my 500mhz tibook to the ghz tibook....<sigh>
  5. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    I would guess the iBook because they, like thirteenva said, fit the
    average user's needs, and they are very...likable. My english
    teacher has an iBook and on the 1st day of class she took it out
    to show a powerpoint presentation. A lot of people started saying
    how they hated macs. And then this dude said 'I don't like macs
    but I don't mind iBooks' and a lot of people nodded in agreement.
    The moral of the story is: iBooks are more likable then the other
    computers apple sells. They are very tempting for students too.
    They are inexpensive, relativaly powerful, stylish, and very
    durable. That sure fits a college students definition of a perfect
    laptop. I think the iBooks are selling the most, but I could
    defninitely be wrong.
  6. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
  7. macmax macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2002
    I guess ibooks are really great and the best value for the money right now.
    The common user can really be happy with what they offer.
    I lend mine to my girl, she is in the university.
    They had this book with a cd inside that was supposed to be openned with offica 97-8 in a windows machine.
    Guess what , many of the pcs couldn't open the thing and the ibook did, hehehhehe.

    Many people stared amazed.

    Apple needs to find a way of educating possible switchers and letting them know how "compatible", hate that word, macs are.:D
  8. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    I'd say that the iBooks, being very recently updated, less expensive, durable, and actually available would make them the best selling machine.

    The Powerbook has been updated, but it is expensive, less durable, and the 1Ghz model wasn't available at stores or for quick delivery. Thus, to a comsumer who is looking for the quick purchase, there wasn't really an update to the powerbook.
  9. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    Gotta be the iBook. The price drop was key, but also the speed bump since 10.2 now is quite snappy (Radeon 7500 is probably more important since now iBooks can use Quartz Extreme). At $999 and $1299, the low and mid iBooks are very compelling. I have a feeling Apple is going to come out of these holidays with a measurable bump in market share, largely due to a surge in iBook sales.

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