Revisited: What product has contributed most to Apple's turnaround?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Unspeaked, Oct 21, 2009.

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What product has contributed most to Apple's turnaround?

  1. iMac

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. iPod

    8 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. iPhone

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Intel Macs

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. Mac OS X

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. Other...

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

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    #1
    About a year and a half ago, I posted a poll here asking what Apple product contributed most to the company's financial turn around and run away success, helping to "save" the company from the oblivion it was falling into during the mid-late 90s.

    As Apple's stock hits an all-time high, I thought it would be interesting to repost this question and see what difference a year and a half makes. I have a feeling the results are going to be very different this time around...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    The switch to Intel. Conroe and beyond has been a dramatic change from Netburst.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The iPhone and iPod touch have brought many new Mac users to the company. It's hard to say that without it, Apple would be where it is today, just like the iPod did a couple of years ago. The app store has also generated some cash.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It has to be the iPod/iPhone. This was the most affordable (read least expensive) product available to consumers. I know if I had bought an iPhone first then I would have bought a Mac next.

    Wait a second, I did buy an iPod before I bought a Mac. It was a matter of 2 months before I needed a new notebook and looked at Macs.
     
  5. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For simplicity's sake, I'm lumping the iTunes Music Store into the iPod vote and the App Store into the iPhone vote...
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    #6
    without the imac, there would be no apple

    without the ipod, there would be no iphone and music store

    without the music store there would be no app store

    without intel, people would still be drinking the kool aide and buying apple computers lol

    imac gets my vote as the rest wouldnt have happened without it

    however, it is the ipod that really made apple a house hold name
     
  7. lordonuthin macrumors 6502

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    I think it was the IIe I bought in 1984 that - Oh, wrong era :p

    Has to be the iPod, my brother didn't know Apple was still around before that.
     
  8. three macrumors 6502a

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  9. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    Before iPod. It had to be the first iMac. It sold really well I think. And of course the iPod later. But I owned a Mac before I owned a iPod. I had another MP3 player from a friend.. that didn't work on my new Mac.. so it was the perfect reason for me to get a iPod.
     

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