Who uses what Mac computer?


Celerondon

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Oct 17, 2013
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How was this data collected? Survey methodology can tell us how much weight to give this information.

Where did this survey originate? Apple? Amazon? MacRumors?
 

Clix Pix

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I think that over the past several years, laptops in general have far outsold desktops because they offer more flexibility and portability. Back in 2015 after waiting patiently to see what the specs were going to be on the 21.5" iMac with retina screen, I was disappointed and turned my attention to the 2015 MacBook Pro, and after comparing specs and costs I realized that for me, right out of the box the rMBP offered much more of what I wanted plus the benefits of portability and additional flexibility. I bought a 15" rMBP and set it up as a desktop substitute and have been very happy with it ever since. I doubt that I'll ever go back to an iMac again. I suspect that more and more people have found that for them, using a laptop really provides more benefits in the long run. People are on the go more these days, and many times they need or want to have their computer with them, too.
 
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zone23

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May 10, 2012
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Interesting? How exactly is this interesting?

In what context is the data presented? 2556 sample points across a potential user base of billions?

How is this interesting?
Wow lighten up. WTF? You looked at the thread didn't interest you so MOVE ON..
 

Scepticalscribe

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That doesn't make much sense, there are a lot of MacBook Air out there, certainly more than Mac Pro
Many more than the graph posted seemed to indicate; I'd be curious how the group that was profiled were selected, or whether they were self-selected.

My hunch is that quite a few women use the MBA, but you don't often see references to how women use Apple computers.

I think that over the past several years, laptops in general have far outsold desktops because they offer more flexibility and portability. Back in 2015 after waiting patiently to see what the specs were going to be on the 21.5" iMac with retina screen, I was disappointed and turned my attention to the 2015 MacBook Pro, and after comparing specs and costs I realized that for me, right out of the box the rMBP offered much more of what I wanted plus the benefits of portability and additional flexibility. I bought a 15" rMBP and set it up as a desktop substitute and have been very happy with it ever since. I doubt that I'll ever go back to an iMac again. I suspect that more and more people have found that for them, using a laptop really provides more benefits in the long run. People are on the go more these days, and many times they need or want to have their computer with them, too.
Agreed completely. I haven't used a desktop as my main (or only) computer in almost twenty years, and have only ever used them if an employer supplied them.

Personally, I have had only laptops since 1999, and my current computer is an 11" MBA which is used daily and has - quite literally - travelled the world with me.
 
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flat five

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Yes, I suppose these could be the numbers that the were working with. How about it dogslobber? Are these Apple numbers?
i'd guess apple's info contains a much (much!) greater number of users ;)

still, their (stated) findings are fairly similar to what this graph is showing.
 

Celerondon

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Oct 17, 2013
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Oh no!
These numbers are not what they seem to be! Look at what happened when I toggled the year controls at the top of the Adium page. My curiosity and a bit of skepticism made me wonder if we could draw useful conclusions about the Mac user base from these numbers. Every time that I selected a different year the numbers for the various models slewed up and down.
What do these numbers really tell us?
2017-Adium Chart.png
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2007-Adium Chart.png

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Perhaps triptolemus, Zirel, willmtaylor, and Scepticalscribe were right to question the source and sample size for this survey. :apple:
 
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