30 October 2014

The Apple Mac, Surprising Growth Driver, Surpassing iPad

Editor's Note: With Windows 8, Microsoft damaged its Windows brand and consumer confidence in Microsoft products and Windows PCs--giving increasing opportunity on the high-end to Apple and on the low-end to Google's Chrome OS computers--

iMac with Retina 5K display, and faster, more powerful, processors, the ultimate all-in-one computer now features the ultimate display.Published on Oct 16, 2014

Apple’s Surprising Growth Driver: the Mac - WSJ - WSJ: "During a quarter marked by frenzied demand for the latest iPhones, Apple Inc. logged its biggest sales gains with a product heading into middle-age: the Mac. On the 30th anniversary of the first Macintosh, a 21% jump in unit sales helped Apple’s computer line leapfrog the sagging iPad to become the company’s second biggest-selling product line in revenue terms, just behind the iPhone. The Mac line generated revenue of $6.625 billion in the quarter, more than iPad revenue of $5.316 billion. Demand for Macs rose amid falling sales of Windows PCs, giving Apple more than 6% of the global PC market, according to the research firm IDC. That percentage is Apple’s highest market share since 1995, when Microsoft Corp. established its dominance over the computer market with Windows 95. The Mac gained market share in 33 of the last 34 quarters, lifting its share from 2.1% in 2006, according to IDC...."


The Mac Is Trouncing The iPad—
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