Broadpoint AmTech

Will Windows 7 boost Apple sales?

October 13, 2009: 5:55 AM ET

Over the past decade, Mac shipments have grown with nearly every new Microsoft release

Broadpoint AmTech bar graphAs if Steve Ballmer didn't have enough to worry about after last week's Sidekick/Microsoft (MSFT) Danger debacle, here's a bar graph that may add to his miseries.

The graphic (shown full-size below the fold) comes out of a report to clients issued Monday by Broadpoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall. Anticipating the release of Windows 7 next week (Oct. 22), Marshall reviewed Mac sales figures over the past 10 years to analyze the impact of the four previous Windows launches:

  • Windows 98 (launched on June 25, 1998)
  • Windows 2000 (launched on February 17, 2000)
  • Windows XP (launched on October 25, 2001)
  • Windows Vista (launched on January 30, 2007)

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