Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Leopard in First Weekend

xUKHCx

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Thats 500,000 per day or about 6 per second. Thats pretty good, are there any comparable numbers for Vista.
 

bbarnhart

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It would only be fair to compare retail copies of Vista with retail copies of Leopard. No OEM sales.
 

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Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Leopard in First Weekend



Apple announced today that they sold over two million copies of Mac OS X Leopard on its opening weekend.
"Early indications are that Leopard will be a huge hit with customers," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Leopard's innovative features are getting great reviews and making more people than ever think about switching to the Mac."
Leopard launched officially on Friday, October 26th at 6 p.m.


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cubbie5150

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I bought mine at the Barton Creek Apple store in Austin last Friday night (was in town visiting friends)....just couldn't wait until I got back home yesterday!
 

Mundy

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Still waiting on the Up-To-Date DVD I ordered last Wednesday to arrive. :(
 

iBecks

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Sweet! All reviews I've read have been positive so far, and I think this reflects that attitude.
I wonder how many of those 2 million didn't feel positive when their installation DVD didn't work or the installation finished and all they were left with was a blue screen?
 

~Shard~

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Great news for Apple. I heard this report on BNN this morning as well, meaning that it's getting decent coverage, thereby resulting in more people talking and thinking about Macs - that's definitely a good thing. :cool:
 

davak

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Buzz over Numbers

Even more importantly than the numbers is the discussion in the general population. It really feels like when Windows XP came out.

XP was a time when a lot of people really got excited about a new OS and helped to really drive Microsoft up to this point.

With the failure of vista, Leopard is really starting to get the interest of the blogosphere and the general population.
 

PlaceofDis

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How many copies of Tiger sold in the first weekend? Anybody know?
afaik that info was never released.

this is good news and shows a great adoption rate for leopard. Tiger and Panther probably never sold as well, but those updates were a lot closer together so it was easier and sometimes more practical for people to skip or wait it out longer, but the gap between Tiger>Leopard was a much longer wait and not surprisingly people jumped for the new OS. :)
 

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Wow... the HARDDRIVE manufacturers must be thrilled. Apple employees were pimping the Backup Drives pretty hard on Friday. I bet they sold a ton of them.
Good point - I betcha the CEO of Seagate sent Jobs a Thank-You card. ;)

I've heard/read a couple blurbs on this news item already and both of them mentioned Time Machine specifically, so with that feature getting a lot of press, this will only result in good things for the external HDD manufacturers.
 

Digitalclips

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Has anyone tried making a clone of there Time Machine back up yet? So far it has failed with Finder, Carbon Copy Cloner and Super Duper.

You may think I am crazy to want to copy a back up; but the first back up is very slow (once done it is fast) and I wanted to experiment with Airport Extreme Wi Fi backup. In case i screwed up the first backup done directly (a way to get APE to work we think) in testing this theory I tried to clone it but no dice.

If anyone knows how to let me know :)
 

jholzner

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I wonder how many of those 2 million didn't feel positive when their installation DVD didn't work or the installation finished and all they were left with was a blue screen?
Well, as far as the blue screen issue, you should check out this article. It is not Apples fault but APE, which is a non sanctioned piece of software.

[edit] the article has been updated to point out that some reports of the blue screen issue didn't involve ape. Still an interesting read.
 

MiGiGee

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Wow... the HARDDRIVE manufacturers must be thrilled. Apple employees were pimping the Backup Drives pretty hard on Friday. I bet they sold a ton of them.
I arrived at the Apple store at 7pm and there was only, like, 4 hard drives left on the floor. I don't know if they just didn't have time to restock at that point, but they were obviously selling.
 

koobcamuk

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Wow, that's significant. I had no idea there would be such a differential between the 2 releases. Great for Apple!
It's good, but I think this is more important:

As a total percentage of estimated mac users at the time - has 10.5 outsold 10.4 on opening release?

i.e. there are more users now - what percentage bought 10.5?
there were less users back when 10.4 was released - what percentage bought that in the same time frame?
 
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