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July 4, 2012

PC Shipments Comparison : Windows vs Apple Devices :

When Windows 95 launched in 1995 it negated most of the advantages of the ease of use of the Macintosh and the PC market took off. The ratio reached 56 in 2004 when 182.5 million PCs were sold vs. 3.25 million Macs.
During the second half of the 90s it was already clear that Windows won the PC platform war. Windows had an  advantage that seemed unsurmountable.

Statistics show that Microsoft Windows has approximately 91% of the market share, while the Apple Mac OS has around 5% of the market share. The other 4% is owned by other operating systems such as Linux.

For the past 20 quarters, sales of Apple Macs  have grown faster than the PC market Apple Macintosh, was the first successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI), and it was introduced on the 24th of January 1984. About a year later, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Windows in November 1985 in response to the growing interest in the GUIs.

When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market.The  IBM PC,were quickly cloned and four years later “PCs” were selling at the rate of 2 million/yr.  The Mac only managed 372k units in its first year.
PC was outselling the Mac by a factor of nearly 6. It turned out to be a high point. The ratio by which the PC outsold the Mac only increased from there.

When Windows 95 launched in 1995 it negated most of the advantages of the ease of use of the Macintosh and the PC market took off. The ratio reached 56 in 2004 when 182.5 million PCs were sold vs. 3.25 million Macs.(source : Asymco)

July 14, 2011

US Most Mac Users in S.Francisco

Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. PC market is still shy of 10%, according Gartner's first quarter 2011 report, but some parts of the country are more Mac friendly than others.

Drawing on research gathered between June 2 and 8 by Chitika's ad network, which serves more than than 70 million impressions per day, MacDailyNews reports that San Francisco is the country's No. 1 Mac-using city with a 24% market share. New York City is No. 2, with 23.3%.

Six of the top 10 Mac cities are in California, but statewide Apple's share is only 14%. That puts it behind Vermont (19.55%), Hawaii (19.41%) and Maine (15.99%). To find the lowest concentration of Macs you have to travel to West Virginia or Wyoming (4.19% apiece).

April 21, 2011

Apple's revenues grow by 83% YoY,while iPhone sales increase 113%

Apple reported a fantastic earning season with  $5.99 billion, or $6.40 a share, on revenue of $24.67 billion, representing 83% year-over-year growth , an acceleration over Apple's 71% growth during the December quarter.

This  has exceeded Wall Street 's expectation which was looking for Apple to report earnings of $5.37 a share on revenue of $23.38 billion. 

Now for all of us who has seen Apple's iPhone almost take over the smartphone market since the launch of iphone , digest this.According to Apple’s latest earning report, an entire half of Apple’s quarterly revenue that is 50%  is coming in from the iPhone and iPhone-related products. 

For context, Apple’s revenue a year ago was only $13.5 billion.
  • Apple sold 18.65 million iPhones in the March quarter, up 113 percent a year ago.The additional distribution by Verizon seems to have helped Apple increase their  volumes.. apart from AT and T sales channels

  • In fiscal Q4 2010, the iPhone accounted for roughly 33%. In Q1 2011, it was 39%.

  • This works out to roughly 12.3 billion dollars in revenue — or 50% — for the iPhone division alone.
  • Apple sold 3.76 million Macs in the March quarter, which was in increase of  28% year-over-year growth.
  • iPods: Apple sold 9.02 iPods in the quarter. Analysts were looking for about 10 million.

  • Apple sold 4.69 million iPads in the March quarter while  while 9.02  million iPod  were sold.
Apple's overall revenue for the quarter was $24.67 billion,For a company this size to grow this fast, and even accelerate growth, is astounding.
Key points from  CFO  Oppenheimer:
  • Mac sales have outperformed PC growth for 20 consecutive quarters. with MacBook Air and MacBook Pro  ramping  up sales . Mac channel inventory was between 3 and 5 weeks.
  • Americas and Asia iPhone sales doubled year over year. Apple has 186 carriers in 90 countries. iPhone channel inventory was 4 to 6 weeks
  • 88 percent of large enterprises deploying or testing iPhone.
  •  iPad, currently had distribution in 59 countries. “We sold every iPad 2 we could make in the quarter,” he said. He said CIOs continue to embrace the iPad.
  • Apple will open 40 new retail stores in 2011. Three quarters of those stores will be outside the U.S.

March 12, 2011