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Apple sells 2 million copies of Leopard

updated 09:00 am EDT, Tue October 30, 2007

Leopard: 2 million sold

In a public announcement, Apple claims it has already sold two million copies of Mac OS X Leopard since its official debut last Friday. This figure includes retail, reseller and online Apple Store sales, as well as less voluntary arrangements, including "under maintenance" agreements and new Mac sales. The company further contends that this is the fastest-selling Mac OS release in Apple history, trumping even first-weekend figures for Mac OS X Tiger. "Early indications are that Leopard will be a huge hit with customers," reads a statement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "Leopard's innovative features are getting great reviews and making more people than ever think about switching to the Mac."

Although Leopard has received the generally positive reviews cited by Jobs, the OS has not arrived without some early flaws and criticism. Ars Technica has made harsh statements about graphical interface changes, and Apple itself has acknowledged installation lock-ups for users performing upgrade installs with certain third-party software installed. The OS may also introduce new graphical issues for iMacs already experiencing freezing problems.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Love that title

    Apple "claims" they sold...

    And there's "The company further contends..."

    You'd think it was a patent lawsuit or something.

    But lest we forget this part...

    This figure includes retail, reseller and online Apple Store sales, as well as less voluntary arrangements, including "under maintenance" agreements and new Mac sales.

    Less voluntary? What does that mean? People HAD to buy a new Mac? Maintenance agreements FORCE users to upgrade?

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Good job

    It's really nice to see Apple executing, for the most part, really well with Mac OS X.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    less voluntary...

    I think hostages were involved. ;)

  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Unlike MS

    MS Counts every copy sold to a retail outlet or installed but not yet sold to a consumer. While MS is not a direct vendor, I always found there figures a bit misleading.

    I also am sorry Apple is forcing consumers to buy new Macs. Looks like they hired Tony Soprano as the new head of retail sales.

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Unlike MS

    I'm sure Apple also counts the total sales to retail outlets, the big difference is naturally the bulk OEM sales to Dell and others that Microsoft is also counting.

  1. BelugaShark

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    z

    the main point which yall are missing, is that MS never had people line-up in hoards for hours to get anything Microsoft. The line for Tiger was as long as the iPhones line.

  1. Athens

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    reply to belugashark

    z the main point which yall are missing, is that MS never had people line-up in hoards for hours to get anything Microsoft. The line for Tiger was as long as the iPhones line. posted by BelugaShark "

    >>> Ah wrong, Windows 95, Xbox 360, Halo 3 :P

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    reply to athens

    Windows 95... that was a long, long time ago... 12 years, AAMOF.

    Since then, Microsuck has issued the following OS versions (for consumers):

    "Bob" *snort* (actually that one was issued roughly around the same time as Win95) Win 98 ME XP Vista

    and, interestingly, I do believe that the consumer anticipation for each successive OS release diminished significantly from the previous one, to the point that MS actually downplayed the hype for Vista (and rightly so, though that didn't stop their efforts to promote that POS from actually reinforcing people's disgust with Wintel and interest in switching to Mactel)

  1. BelugaShark

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re athens

    I don't remember a line for Win95 or Xbox360, I remember a PS-3 line. But Halo yeh I guess you're right although I wouldn't consider it as an MS game, it's more of an MS financially funded game.

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not quite

    Not a good argument. Almost Apple's entire software line up was bought from another company. In part this includes OSX, iLife, iWorks, Final Cut, Logic, and Shake. Even the fancy touch screen technology used in the iPhone was bought from another company.

    In Ann Arbor, there was a line at at least one store for the XBox 360. God knows why, but there was one.

    You write, "I don't remember a line for Win95 or Xbox360, I remember a PS-3 line. But Halo yeh I guess you're right although I wouldn't consider it as an MS game, it's more of an MS financially funded game."

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