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The monthly Market Share survey from Net Applications, which had reported steady increases for the Mac OS in the previous two months and sharp growth for the iPhone -- including a 57% surge in August -- showed a very different picture in the October report issued overnight Saturday.
In October, iPhone growth slowed to 3.12% (down from 6.67% in September) and the Mac's share actually fell, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 1, 2008 10:02 AM ET
Almost lost in the noise of the Presidential debates, the collapse of the Dow and the milling of those new MacBook aluminum unibodies were the preliminary reports from Gartner and IDC this week that showed sharp gains for Apple (AAPL) in third-quarter domestic computer shipments.
Apple's unit shipments year-over-year grew 32% according to IDC, and 29.4% according to Gartner -- more than six times the industry average.
As Gartner measures it, Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 16, 2008 9:14 AM ET
Steve Jobs likes to talk about Apple's business model as a stool that rests on three legs: the Mac, the iPod and the iPhone. But the iPhone leg is still pretty short, thanks in part to deferred revenues. And while the iPod's sales are still growing, its share of the company's business has been shrinking lately.
Which is why the announcement of new MacBooks scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 13, 2008 1:41 PM ET
The presence on the Internet of both the Mac and the iPhone grew smartly this summer, registering record numbers for each operating system in the Net Applications survey issued overnight Wednesday.
The Mac's share of Web hits grew 5.34% to a record 8.28% last month, according to the Web metrics firm's September survey. The iPhone's share, having surged 57% -- from 0.19% to 0.30% -- in August (see here), grew another MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2008 7:51 AM ET
Dueling reports Wednesday from the two leading PC survey firms -- Gartner and IDC -- confirm what the crowds at the Apple (AAPL) stores have been telling us: The Mac had a great second quarter.
According to Gartner, Mac sales grew 38% year-over-year to edge out Acer/Gateway/PackardBell for the No. 3 spot in the United States after Dell (DELL) and HP (HPQ). IDC recorded slightly slower growth (31.7%) and has Apple still MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 17, 2008 7:15 AM ET
Microsoft (MSFT) Windows continued its downward drift and Apple's (AAPL) Mac OS X inched up to a record 7.95% in the market share survey issued Tuesday by Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Net Applications.
The biggest gain, however, was recorded by the open-source operating system Linux, which jumped more than 16% in June -- albeit from a small base -- to hit 0.79%.
The iPhone held steady at 0.16%, reflecting a leveling off of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 1, 2008 7:23 AM ET
After drifting inexplicably in February, March and April -- actually losing market share in two out of three months just when Macintosh sales seemed to be on fire -- Mac OS X recovered smartly in the Net Applications survey issued overnight Sunday.
Apple's (AAPL) share of the operating system market grew 5.69% in May to hit a record 7.80%, while Windows in all its flavors dropped half a point to 91.17%. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2008 6:33 AM ET
Here's a new way to slice Apple's growing share of the computer market.
Last March, the NPD Group reported that Apple's retail market share -- its cut of the computers sold in brick-and-mortar stores -- had climbed to 14%, a figure that's roughly double its overall share of the U.S. market and reflects the power of the Apple Store to draw customers and move product.
What NPD didn't report at the time MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 19, 2008 7:33 AM ET
On March 18, along with the latest version of iTunes and QuickTime, Apple slipped a copy of Safari 3.1 into the Software Update it sent to millions of Windows users -- even though strictly speaking the first non-beta version of Safari for Windows was a new program and not an "update."
Critics, among them longtime Apple supporters, excoriated the company for what was widely viewed as an uncharacteristic sleight of hand. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2008 8:39 AM ET
The iPhone gets the most press and the iPod sells in the largest quantities, but it's the Macintosh that really drives Apple's growth, says Gene Munster.
In the second installment of a multipart report on Apple's "3 Cylinder Engine," Piper Jaffray's chief Apple (AAPL) analyst looks at the Mac business over the next couple of years and likes what he sees. In particular:
Growth: After Apple introduced the Intel Macs, Mac sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 1, 2008 8:46 AM ET
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