Reporters Lap Top Of Choice In Middle East Is.....

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
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TV REPORTERS USING MACINTOSH

LAPTOPS IN MIDDLE EAST



Macintosh computers, which represent only about three percent of personal computers sold in the U.S., have seemingly become the computer-of-choice for news organizations covering events in the Middle East. Sorenson Media said Monday that the Chicago Tribune's 24 TV stations, the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com and Newsweek magazine have joined television news organizations who are equipping reporters and producers in the field with Apple's PowerBook laptop, loaded with Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software and Sorenson Squeeze 3 compression software to send audio, video, and still photos back to their home bases via satellite videophones.

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  • Reply 1 of 13
    dhagan4755dhagan4755 Posts: 2,147member
    3% worldwide maybe, but not in the US...it's closer to 5%.
  • Reply 2 of 13
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    I never got why people in other countries used PCs. Macs are just easier to switch languages etc. on. Plus why would they trust a US company? Germany for example got rid of Windows for that reason. Most of OS X is open source so I would think it would be better for other countries than M$.
  • Reply 3 of 13
    I think the price is what holds most people back. I've seen internet cafes and Mac dealerships in Italy-people really seemed to appreciate the style...



    But in the end, a Mac is really expensive. Especially in other countries, where the markup is even more obscene. People just can't afford them.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    trevormtrevorm Posts: 841member
    [quote]Originally posted by Gizzmonic:

    <strong>I think the price is what holds most people back. I've seen internet cafes and Mac dealerships in Italy-people really seemed to appreciate the style...



    But in the end, a Mac is really expensive. Especially in other countries, where the markup is even more obscene. People just can't afford them.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    ie Australia!

    My TiBook cost me a little over $7000, The iMac was like $4000 odd too! Dang!
  • Reply 5 of 13
    ransomedransomed Posts: 169member
    [quote]Originally posted by trevorM:

    <strong>



    ie Australia!

    My TiBook cost me a little over $7000, The iMac was like $4000 odd too! Dang!</strong><hr></blockquote>





    is that U.S. dollars????!!!!! :eek:
  • Reply 6 of 13
    pbpb Posts: 4,225member
    [quote]Originally posted by Aquatic:

    <strong>I never got why people in other countries used PCs. Macs are just easier to switch languages etc. on.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Not before jaguar (and after jaguar, only in cocoa applications for unicode). Microsoft has been much more advanced in this domain and had substantial gains outside the US. You know perhaps that in countries like Greece the market share for Apple is below 0.5%; guess why...
  • Reply 7 of 13
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    A reason could be the fact that you have to go through a genuine odyssee to find a real live retailer for Macintosh, especially one that is a bit knowledgeable. Every other electro-oriented shop sells one or other batch of pcs, and even supermarkets offer them (at bottom prices, no less). Macs are absent in education, absent in advertising (the only ad I have seen Mac do in my country, EVER, was some minor bus-booth poster ad for the flat-panel iMac), absent in shops (in general). And, of course, if you USians think Macs are expensive, don't even think about going to live somewhere else. You know those prices Apple charges in the US? You can slap at least a thousand US dollars on them if you'd like to buy something, even pretty low-end, here, and more as you go up the Apple-chain. Consequently, most people don't even know something named Apple exists, and if they do, they don't know what makes it different from another computer (no joke actually).
  • Reply 8 of 13
    beebabeeba Posts: 1member
    [quote]Originally posted by RANSOMED:

    <strong>





    is that U.S. dollars????!!!!! :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    i'm sure it's australian dollars. roughly 2:1, so $3500 and $2000 USD.
  • Reply 9 of 13
    pbpb Posts: 4,225member
    [quote]Originally posted by der Kopf:

    <strong>A reason could be the fact that you have to go through a genuine odyssee to find a real live retailer for Macintosh, especially one that is a bit knowledgeable. Every other electro-oriented shop sells one or other batch of pcs, and even supermarkets offer them (at bottom prices, no less). Macs are absent in education, absent in advertising (the only ad I have seen Mac do in my country, EVER, was some minor bus-booth poster ad for the flat-panel iMac), absent in shops (in general). And, of course, if you USians think Macs are expensive, don't even think about going to live somewhere else. You know those prices Apple charges in the US? You can slap at least a thousand US dollars on them if you'd like to buy something, even pretty low-end, here, and more as you go up the Apple-chain. Consequently, most people don't even know something named Apple exists, and if they do, they don't know what makes it different from another computer (no joke actually).</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Sadly, very very true in Europe . And interestingly, Brussels FNAC dropped completely macs two or three years ago, if memory serves well. Even in the software sector (almost). The situation is different in France's FNAC though. And let's leave the Greece's case for someone from there to tell us urban legends...Anyone from Greece?
  • Reply 10 of 13
    I've seen 4 large ad posters and one TV ad for Apple in the last 2 weeks here in the UK.



    This is a veritable media blitz as I can't remember seeing any large outdoor ads or TV spots ever before.
  • Reply 11 of 13
    drboardrboar Posts: 477member
    "Consequently, most people don't even know something named Apple exists, and if they do, they don't know what makes it different from another computer (no joke actually)."



    I showed my Mac for friend and she work swith computer suppport for large mobile phone company.

    Her reply " is that windows for macintosh?"

    Her world was at the time DOS 6, Win 3.1 Win 95 NT 3.5 NT 4 and so on a GUI is some kind of "windows"



    An other time a friend at work was about to buy a computer to have at home. ( we had both mac and PC and UNIX boxes at work). When we were talking I was sitting beside a PM 6100 with a 17" monitor. She told me " I want to buy a PC the screen on Macintosh is to small" I found out that a mac to her was a SE Classic with 9" balck and white screen. The fact that I showed her a Mac with 17" monitor at a time when 15" was the standard for PCs really could not change her mind.
  • Reply 12 of 13
    pbpb Posts: 4,225member
    [quote]Originally posted by stupider...likeafox:

    <strong>I've seen 4 large ad posters and one TV ad for Apple in the last 2 weeks here in the UK.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I think UK and France are the only exceptions in Europe, where on can still feel the presence of the macintosh. In other countries... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" />
  • Reply 13 of 13
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    In Norway, I'm sure Apples share is on the rise. I've seen about ten of my friends and colleagues buy Apple Laptops the last few months.



    The iPod is everywhere as well...
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