CONFIRMED: Apple has hitched itself to a sunken ship!



  • Reply 81 of 84
    [quote]Originally posted by YakManDoo:

    <strong>Apple needs market share like pagans need Jesus


    This is unclear - are you saying Apple does or does not need market share?

    'Cause pagans do just fine without Jesus (at least, until the missionaries show up).
  • Reply 82 of 84
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by Capt. Obvious:


    This is unclear - are you saying Apple does or does not need market share?

    'Cause pagans do just fine without Jesus (at least, until the missionaries show up).</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Yeah I was thinking about that. It can be interpreted BOTh ways... I mean if you dont have jesus, that is bad (according to x-ians) and if you are pagan and people are forcing their beliefs on you that is bad... also similar cases as to why both are good... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> :confused: <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 83 of 84
    blablablabla Posts: 185member
    This is hardly on-topic, but still:

    "Apple's Market Share Falls Below 3 Percent

    Apple has a lot of friends in the press, and in their gushing, glowing reviews of the new iMac, everyone seems to have overlooked one crucial fact: The company's worldwide market share has only fallen since Steve Jobs took the helm and no amount of coolness or design savvy can change that. Apple's share of the PC market fell from 3.3 percent in 2002 to less than 2.9 percent at the start of the year, though it controls about 5 percent of the US market, unchanged from the previous year.

    More Job Cuts at Apple Computer

    And speaking of Cupertino, quietly doth the axe fall when you're a media darling. To hear the Mac advocate sites tell it, Apple is doing a lot better than most PC companies. But the truth is that Apple is a lot better at keeping a secret: In a recent SEC filing, Apple was forced to report that it had cut jobs throughout the company in the most recent quarter, and some of the cuts reportedly came from the Mac OS X team. Job cuts at companies such as Gateway and Toshiba make headlines, but how come we never hear about this stuff from the Charles Haddads and Walter Mossbergs of the world?"

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    I would be surprised if Apple manages to keep 2.5 % marketshare w.out a new CPU this year.. To keep ~2.5 % marketshare ( and assuming no growth in the PC sector this year), Apple needs to sell about 810K boxes/Q on average. Yes, it would be possible IF Apple had the G5. But they dont..

    Im expecting to see Apollo this summer and maybe G5 early next year. Apple HAD to use a G4 in the iMac, because Jobs knows they are rapidly looing the high-end war anyway.. I dont think Apple ever sold as few Powermacs as they did in the last Q. ( 215K units? ) Q2 is in general a slow selling season, so expect even fewer Powermacs to be sold.
  • Reply 84 of 84
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    [quote]Originally posted by psantora:


    Problem: Steve wants to be the head honchO... his word must rule not goona happen @ IBM...

    [ 01-26-2002: Message edited by: psantora ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Well the fact is if IBM bid for Apple and Apple shareholders accept that offer Steve has no say. There is no reason why IBM would not retain his services.
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