updated 05:15 am EST, Mon January 26, 2004
Apple goes beyond Macs
Apple's in the fourth quarter of 2003 and may even fall more according to some analysts: "Salomon Smith Barney analyst Rich Gardner expects Apple to post PC unit growth of 6% in 2004 this year, vs. 11% for the entire PC industry. One reason is price. Gardner says the average price of a Mac is $900, although half of PC buyers now spend less than $600...[However] Steve Jobs says analysts should stop worrying about market share and focus on profits."
Meanwhile, a BusinessWeek interview, Steve Jobs talks about its rapid rise to the top of the digital music biz, Pixar, and what tunes he's listening to today, while BusinessWeek's cover story titled "Show Time!" says that "just as the Mac revolutionized computing, Apple is changing the world of online music. If Steve Jobs plays his cards right this time, Apple could end up with a big chunk of the digital-entertainment market."