updated 03:05 am EST, Mon December 13, 2004
Apple\'s future secure?
Analysts are split on the so called "halo-effect" of iPod, despite its the success it has brought Apple, and the , according to CBSMarketWatch.com: "While the Macintosh computer line remains Apple's biggest revenue source -- combined Mac sales made up $1.23 billion of Apple's $2.35 billion in fourth-quarter revenue - the Mac's sales growth has slowed as all PC companies face longer replacement cycles and a shift toward notebook computers. In its fourth-quarter, Apple's PC sales grew just 3 percent over the $1.2 billion reported a year ago. While Apple is shining now, skepticism remains about whether Jobs can shake the shadow of previous decisions that proved nearly fatal to Apple in the past..."