Originally Posted by christopher126
All in all this analyst seems to 'get it!' Ie. Apples pricing strategy, Margin vs. Market share, etc.
I like the growth numbers. Admittedly, I'm an Apple supporter. To me personally, it means better Apple hardware and software in the near future because Apple has more money to develop their product line.
I was in a meeting yesterday, and this poor guy spent the entire hour trying to get a wifi connection on his HP laptop which had to be plugged into the wall because of low battery, using XP.
I sat there with my 3Gs on feeling, I have to say, a little smug!
I must say I don't understand you. Why would you feel smug..?
Because guy is still using XP machine?
Because he didn't get replacement battery which is like $80 and takes 3 seconds to swap?
Because guy is clueless (as XP has no problems connecting to wireless, unless he hasn't applied last two Service Packs and his machine does not recognise WPA2)..?
I have 3Gs too. I like it. A few days ago a guy on the street asked for shop in my office neighbourhood. I had no idea of it, but quick check on iPhone Maps gave us address, map location, satellite and street view. A guy was absolutely impressed and I felt so goood being able to help him in like 30 seconds... but smug? Why on Earth? That could easily be done on so many smartphones. Only reason guy was impressed was because he was still using basic mobile phone and probably wasn't aware you can get such info from phone nowadays.
Regarding growth numbers, well. Is it just me or anyone else have thought that Apple does have where to grow, while MS is pretty much out of growing space..? Even if customer satisfaction within PC users is the same as customer satisfaction among Mac users on percentage level, current market shares will make numbers game completely different. If 1 in 10 PC users is not happy with his experience and decide to go Mac, that will create tremendous sales increase for Apple. However, if 1 in 10 Apple users is not happy with Mac and decide to go PC with next purchase, that will be hardly noticeable increase in global PC sales.
Considering that, I'm actually surprised that Mac numbers are not rocketing up much faster. Smugness that so many non-Mac users are relating to Mac users might actually be one of reasons for users' reluctance to move across in greater numbers. Price definitely is another one. Does number of problems Apples are experiencing with almost every new release play any role, too? I don't think that average shopper is aware of that before (if at all) it hits him, but who knows...