updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon August 1, 2005
\"Halo\" still strong
The iPod "halo" effect , one analyst downplayed the "Osborne effect"--a downturn in sales following a pre-announcement of upcoming products: "The transition isn't an immediate sales problem, but a long-term logistical one.... I would be surprised if the [Intel] transition has any impact on Mac sales in the short term. In fact, the opposite might be the case."