Macs market share at 6.1%

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by clevin, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2
    Im surprised to find out there is such a website, lol, data are provided by net applications.
    Macs (PPC+intel)'s market share is 6.1%, dropped 0.3% from last month, but still much better (~2% increase from last April).

    among them, intel chip is 2.14%, and ppc is 3.94%. This indicates more than 1/3 of mac users are now on intel line.

    safari's usage dropped 0.3% to 4.5% http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0
    it increased 1.2% from last april.

    a side note, Vista now has 2% share
    firefox increased ~1% last month, now stay at 15.1%
    IE now has 78.6%

    I assume this data is world-wide stats.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    6.1% is pretty good! we're growing!

    there are a lot of stupid people out there if IE is still 79%
     
  3. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be good if Vista stayed at 2% and everybody migrated from XP to Leopard instead. In actual fact it is probably easier to run your old copy of XP and associated programs on a new Mac with boot camp or parallels than it is on a Vista PC (is there reliable virtualization running on Vista yet?). A bit like Classic and PPC OS X for newbies from the Windows world.
     
  4. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

    clevin

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    another note is:

    since last year, ppc mac reduced only ~0.3%,

    so the ~2% increase should be largely switched users from other platform, I guess mainly windows.

    this also indicates that now ~30% of mac users are newly switched from windows. This is a big chunk IMHO.
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    good news! we are growing :) about 2% from last year, that's great!
     
  6. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Good news for Apple - BAD news for us users.

    The more Apple becomes mainstream, the more their service will become like Dell or some other PC manufacturer...
     
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I would have guessed that Apple had a smaller market share, more like 5%.
    But good news anyways
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    That looking at the glass half empty. Others might say that increased popularity will bring Apple more money and thus better funding for their customer service. But, hey, we'll just have to wait and see.
     

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