Originally Posted by solipsism
That is bullucks to have a chart representing HW PC vendors that only lists 9% for Mac PC, 90% for Bon-Mac PC and 1% for Linux PCs. When talking about HW you don't meantion the OS. It's pointless, especially when the world is moving closer to more OS-agnostic computing and interconnectivity vetween OSes is at an all time high and growing.
It isn't just hardware sales. Why do you want to break it down that way? hat doesn't make any more sense.
Apple isn't really competing against any one PC hardware maker, though it may seem as though it is. They're competing against Microsoft and Windows.
It's interesting to look at individual makers, and compare the result, but it's not as meaningful as you think.
If Acer wasn't selling netbooks, and they again became a smaller company, would that make a difference to Apple if Dell gained the same amount Acer lost? Of course not. Apple would be in the same spot marketsharewise. The fact that they would move to number three is irrelevant.
I want to know that Dell is losing markershare, that HP is holding ground and that a couple others selling many more Budget machines that before. I don't want this simple chart you propae to actually show a slight loss in overall PC sales marketshare because Apple jumped a percentage. It's disengenuois.
I'm not saying that it isn't interesting to see how the other makers are doing. I do that myself. I don't understand how you say that seeing that Apple moved up a percent in marketshare is disingenuous. I'm not proposing a simplified chart at all. I'm just saying that with a different OS, it has to be looked at differently.
Earlier you made a comment about Apple having 40% marketshare. On the OS they would still be less than half that of Windows, but they would be largest OEM in the world. And if thy are already taking 33 cents of every dollar in PC sales, what do you think they'd take with 8-10x there current worldwide marketshare? Besides not being feasible with thet current model, it not logistically possible for other reasons and still pointless to compare an oWNs sale to an OS sale ad expect to get valid answers. Different business models for HP, Dell, Acer, MS and Apple. Let's measure the aspects that are directly measurable and lieave the wonky math to the overpaid pundits.
I don't remember saying anywhere that Apple had a 40% marketshare. Where did you get that?
I did say several things. One was that the iPhone now has a 30% marketshare in the US.
I said that within the past 100 days or so Apple laptops have garnered a 25% share of consumer sales, and I extrapolated from that, that it's possible that their desktops could have added another 10% to that.
That's not a 40% marketshare. It's not even a 35% marketshare. That's the numbers given for CONSUMER sales. Take business and government into account, and you get almost a 10% marketshare.
PS: Whether they know it or not, Buying a Mac is more likely going to get your Windows files transferee over better than buying a cheap non-Mac. Apple offers this service in their stores with purchase.
Yes, I mentioned that.
If you use parallels, and now with ver 3, possibly VMWare, the entire PC can be transported over. Of course, upgrading from XP to 7 is still a b***h.