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Mac.Ars on \"the good, bad, and ugly\" in 2003

updated 10:45 am EST, Wed December 31, 2003

Mac.Ars on 2003

ArsTechnica has published its Mac.Ars annual . In it, Mac.Ars takes a look back at "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in 2003, and looks ahead to 2004. "2003 was a big year for Apple, and arguably its most successful in over a decade on a number of metrics." Categories of discussion include pro and consumer desktops, laptops, and "software and gadgets."




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    scary

    and what's scary is that Steve said 2004 will be even better...

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    marketshare



    how has marketshare done? is it higher? if so, by how much? 1%? ha ha

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    Re: marketshare

    Worldwide it's slightly under 2% and in the US it's quite a bit better. The main problem is that even when Apple slightly grows how many units they sell they still lose marketshare because the rest of the industry is still growing faster.

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    notebooks

    I was thinking notebook marketshare was pretty strong and obviously the iPod is holding it's own in it's industry. The desktop market is pretty tough to crack.

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    RIPE

    this market share is just RIPE to have a 10-15 % increase.

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    Sorry, but...

    ...I can't take seriously the Mac reporting of a site whose advertising recommends "Registry Mechanic" to me while I'm reading their Macintosh news with Safari.

    If you must take up a chunk of my screen real estate with ads, about making them ads for something I could actually USE?

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    Re: marketshare

    *Sales* share is about 2-3% last year. At least Wintel PCs are not becoming totally obsolete after 9 months (as opposed to Macs, where the lifespan is still 3-4 *usable* years).

    So, if sales share is the number of machines sold every year, and that number is 2-3%, and Macs last 4-5 times longer, that means that the *actual* marketshare is 8-15%, which is actually very close to what some companies are seeing for new cross-platform software sales.

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    You better be sorry

    "If you must take up a chunk of my screen real estate with ads, about making them ads for something I could actually USE? "

    Sure, the world is all about YOU! Pathetic.

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    "You better be sorry"

    What is the matter with all the homos these days?

    f** 1:"My screen real estate this."
    f** 2."You better be sorry, the world is all about you."

    It's your turn f** 1.

    Be-otches.

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    And people

    People are payed to write that? I could make money doing that? Sheesh.

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