Why the iPod will soon be calling the tune at Apple

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a

    wait wait wait wait wiit. So they say they say notebook sales fell this quarter? That had better be wrong, because that is where apple does well, and where the industry is headed, and the best part of apple's line.

    Anybody got a good link to a table with all the numbers for apple, particularly by computer?
  3. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Intelligent speculation....they'll still be making computers :D

    And if my iPod comes with a quad core G7 with holo graphic display and keyboard in 5 years I'll be perfectly happy :p

  4. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Success for the iPod means doom for Macs. Isn't it obvious? NO company can have TWO (even if somewhat related) product lines at once. One will always be cast aside--and we all know Apple's not really into computers.

    Plus, the people working on the iPod obviously were all pulled from Mac projects, the qualifications are identical ;)
  5. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003

    Q4 sales overall were lower than for Q3, but year-over-year results for the notebooks lines were actually quite good.

    Really, overall Q4 looks worse than it might exactly because Q3 was so unusually strong. Also, Q1 & Q3 are pretty much always the strongest for Apple, so it would be odd, even, for Q4 to be better in the CPU area.
  6. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I certainly hope that you are being factious. GM is certainly an example of a company that is successful with several product lines. Apple is still primarily a computer company that also makes an awesome software.

    I do agree that the current problem for Apple is meeting demand.
  7. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Yes. Even Apple has long had multiple product lines. Yet somehow people think that when one is TOO profitable, it will lead Apple to fire some Mac developers :rolleyes:

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