Apple's Mac sales solid ahead of "possible MacBook Air refresh" as early as March



  • Reply 21 of 24
    by the end of Q1 or I'm getting a Samsung Series 9.
  • Reply 22 of 24
    Piper Jaffray knows nothing about Apple's release schedules. Grasping at straws.
  • Reply 23 of 24
    Originally Posted by quinney View Post

    Originally Posted by pooman625 View Post

    no, your wrong.

    yes, my right.

    And today's existential question is "what is the opposite of a comma?".
  • Reply 24 of 24
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

    Shiny new hardware and then later shiny new OS means TWO sales spikes.

    Apple likes to release new products with a fanfare to generate a lot of interest, media coverage and initial sales. That way they can announce "record sales" in the first month after launch. They can't do that if half the potential buyers are waiting for it to come with Mountain Lion before they buy. Also the press interest around a new Mac gives Apple the opportunity to show off their shiny new OS to the journalists at the same time.

    USP: "All new MacBooks with the latest intel processors (yawn) and the latest OS (excitement)"

    If it was a simple internal upgrade or spec bump that would be different but just look back at the last few Apple product launches - it's always new hardware + new software.
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