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Demand for Macs remains high in spite of spending

updated 10:35 am EDT, Mon September 15, 2008

Mac demand beats economy

Apple may be one of the few computer makers to continue doing well throughout tough economic problems, a new ChangeWave survey indicates. Of 4,416 people polled in August, only 15 percent said they would spend more on electronics in the next 90 days, while 34 percent said they would be spending less. Although the number predicting less is traditionally higher except in November, the gap for August is still 13 points greater than it was during the same period last year, nearing a record level.

Only 8 percent of people in the study planned to buy a notebook in the next 90 days, and 5 percent were aiming for a notebook. The proportion aiming for a Mac is higher than ever however, with 34 percent of notebook buyers looking for a MacBook, and 30 percent of desktop shoppers hunting for an iMac, Mac mini or Mac Pro. 17 percent of survey respondents, meanwhile, said the iPhone 3G has made them more likely to buy an Apple computer. Just 1 percent said the new iPhone was a deterrent.

This compares to Apple rivals Dell and HP, who are currently suffering in the marketplace. The former's notebook figures are down 4 points to 28 percent, though desktop numbers rose 3 points to also sit at 28 percent. HP's percentages have slipped 4 and 3 points, and now sit at 20 and 17 for each product category.




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  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Indeed.

    Now where are the new desktops? I want a cheesegrater, not an iMac!

  1. jameshays

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    That's Because

    The economy isn't in that bad of shape. Especially if you want it to be. The only people saying it's in bad shape are those are profit from it being in bad shape. AKA, politicians and media.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    it is bad

    "The economy isn't in that bad of shape. Especially if you want it to be. The only people saying it's in bad shape are those are profit from it being in bad shape. AKA, politicians and media."

    You should start reading the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The Wall Street journal a few moths back said to stock up on guns and food. The reality is we face more problems now then ever before and are in worse shape to cope with them. I personally am doing fine, but that is not typical of most Americans. And 2008 is just the beginning. You will realize what is happening now by the state our country is in 25 years down the road. We still have a long way to fall. Just like you can look at the fundamentals of a company and base buying stocks on known facts, so you can measure the health of America based on its fundamentals and they don't look good at all. As far as politicians saying anything, neither presidential candidate has a clue as to how bad things are and nothing they are planning will help with any of the problems we face.

  1. Quiet_Desperation

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Not quite

    The Wall Street journal a few moths back said to stock up on guns and food.

    Uh, not quite, Mr. Toynbee.

    Brett Arends wrote an article talking about stocking up on certain foods that were seeing price inflation. Nothing about guns, and it wasn't an end of the world scenario. It's basic household finance stuff.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120881517227532621.html

    I really don't get folks like you. I suffer from periodic depression, and have not had a particularly happy life, but I have never had the doom and gloom outlook some of you people have these days. It's almost like you want civilization to crash, and thrive on thoughts of it collapsing.

    Pick up a history book if you want to see just how pampered you are relative to people throughout history. The poorest person in the United States has it better than entire populations of the past. Stop thinking you are the first generation to face challenges and problems. It's egotistical and ignorant.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    re: desperation

    "I really don't get folks like you. I suffer from periodic depression, and have not had a particularly happy life, but I have never had the doom and gloom outlook some of you people have these days. It's almost like you want civilization to crash, and thrive on thoughts of it collapsing.

    Pick up a history book if you want to see just how pampered you are relative to people throughout history. The poorest person in the United States has it better than entire populations of the past. Stop thinking you are the first generation to face challenges and problems. It's egotistical and ignorant."

    I never said I expected to live in this kind of prosperity. I would live with a lot less if I thought it would improve the lives of others. I am a disabled veteran and do not need to do any work for my income and yet I spend my entire time writing books and creating content that I give away. What do you do to improve the lives of others? I am not wishing something bad will happen - I just see it happening as I am reading the news. I don't have a car and I don't eat beef. I have done my part. The reality is that I don't get a choice in what happens in the future because people who wanted to get us out of this mess like Jimmy Carter are constantly made fun of. The end message of environmentalists after decades of us making the problems worse and now the message is too late - we screwed things up and we are going down. Who I feel sorry for is people in the third world who are now dependent on us for crops as we sell them seeds that they cannot replant and destroyed their soil and made them dependent on fossil fuels just to feed themselves. I am ready to go back to Medieval times in level of technology - I don't want to because I have Schizophrenia and there is no cure for it outside the oil economy, but I have no choice. I doesn't really matter what I want - the politicians don't want to ruin anyone's fun, so we cannot discuss our obvious problems.

  1. bhuot

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    why do we have to be rich

    I don't see why because we are about to lose much of our technology and won't be as rich as if we have lost our soul. I don't believe that with all our luxuries we get from the oil economy and at the expense of the third world, that our lives are any better than during Medieval Europe. I do not believe that the only good thing about America is our wealth.

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