Harvard Business School - The Evolution of Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Black Belt, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5729.html

    Great article and you can order the Business Case Study from Harvard for a nominal fee. Reading the description it looks like "Apple Computer 2006" will need another update - no mention of the latest iPhone venture.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well yeah, they're going to be slightly behind because these are usually major resource articles. I know I buy them often for school. I may buy this one or wait for someone to copy it and try to turn it into a professor!
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    It was an interesting read, but I note that a common fallacy was committed in the article. It mentions that 6 million iMacs were sold compared to 300 million PCs. It then tries to say that this is a 2% marketshare. I know iMacs that are still being used in high schools to this day. 2% of net sales does not equal 2% of computer market share.

    Ok, my rant is over.
     
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  5. Black Belt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Marketshare is sales, not computers in use, it is not a fallacy.

    Well if you are going to play that game, you can't give such a one-sided silly argument. There are WAY more PC's still in use compared to Macs. 386s & 486s are still being used because they are still useful in many functions in business, home and university. 68020 & 30 Macs do a whole lot of nothing because Apple has repeatedly jumped platforms and chipsets (because they don't have a long-view architecture plan) rendering prior machines pointless. That is why I "Switched" to PCs, I got tired of buying high-priced machines only to have them obsolesced by Apple.
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Right you are. :eek:

    Just how many 386s do you see being used? Go to a school, and you are sure to see the first gen iMacs still in use. Most PCs are replaced at a much more rapid pace than Macs. G3 Macs are still able to use Tiger, which means that Tiger still supports hardware from up to seven years ago. Far more than 2% of the US's computers were Macs at the time of that article.
     

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