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Apple\'s Q4 worldwide market share below 2 percent

updated 10:20 am EST, Wed February 25, 2004

Apple 1.7 Q4 2003 share

Apple saw its worldwide market share dip below 2 percent for the first time during the fourth quarter of 2003, according to Merrill Lynch. Apple captured just in the U.S. for the year.




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    RIPE

    Apple's market share is just RIPE to grow by 0.15 - 1.0 %

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    The world

    The world has less than 2% of people with taste.

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    re: the world

    while that may be true, and it probably is, maybe it's just that only 2% of the world is well-informed.

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    Market Share

    Geez
    When I keep hearing about Apple gaining significant ground in the Video editing markets it makes me wonder if that's included in that overall look at market share.

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    Asia

    The weak point is Asia.
    The real growth is there, and Macs probably aren't widespread in countries where the price is the primary selling point (and where people aren't even paying for their OS in many cases)

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    Update!

    Updating the iMac to something wow (G5? DualG4?) will certainly stimulate things as well as updating the eMac to USB2, etc., etc.

    I know a lot of people waiting as thought the 20" iMac wasn't really a refresh of the line.

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    re: the world

    >maybe it's just that only 2% of the world is well-informed.

    No, it's poor taste. Look at the highest-rated TV shows in the U.S.... all utter sh*t. Probably the same in other countries, except their TV shows have nudity.

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    agree

    Yes the poster above said it. Most of worldwide growth is in China and India, and unless it is dirt cheap it ain't gonna sell.

    The only way to stop that would be sell that headless emac that everyone keeps talking about, it would sell, especially if it had a low-end G5 in it.

    but it would probably kill Apple's profitability

    damned if you do, damned if you don't, as I see it

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    skewed

    Server farms of thousands of $300 beige boxes like google runs have got to be affecting this figure as well.

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    Too bad...

    ...I've owned at least a dozen macs in my life, however the last 3 computers I've bought have been PCs...

    $-4-$ they feel 4x faster, better drivers & in many cases features (can you say system restore?) and software (Quicken anyone?)...

    I still love Apple hardware design & the look & feel of the OS-X but it just doesn't work all that well & is still feels slower than 9 in many ways... Hopefully that will change but if Apple wants to GROW market share I think they will need to do something pretty dramatic...

    I'd like to see X on Intel if it meant price/performance equivalence - then I COULD sell my PC & just run XP in some sort of 'Classic' mode sorry but VPC just doesn't cut it...

    And for all those mac zealots I suggest you actually go out & spend a day working/browsing on a 2Ghz+ XP machine & compare it to a mac of equivalent (500mhz?) price... You might be pleasantly surprised...

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