Help, Guides, and News on making the Switch To Apple Macintosh Computers
October 2008 Archives
Apple released their fiscal 2008 fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday October 22 and reported that profits rose more than 26 percent to $1.14 billion on sales of $7.9 billion for the three-month period that ended on September 27, 2008. Apple shipped 2,611,000 Macintosh computers during the quarter.
At the onset of today's notebook event Apple CEO Steve Jobs quickly handed the presentation over to Tim Cook, Apple's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cook gave a presentation titled, 'State of the Mac' which provided insight into Mac momentum. Cook started off by stating that Apple is growing at 2-3 times the market growth rate. He then listed reasons why Apple believes that they are growing at this rate.
I've been asked numerous times for my advice on how one goes about buying a Mac. One of the most common questions is "How do I buy a Mac?" Other questions that I've frequently find myself answering are "Where is the best place to buy a Mac?" and "How do I get the best possible price" The answers to these questions are not necessarily mutually exclusive and depend on numerous factors. The most noteworthy include:
Apple will be conducting a special notebook event tomorrow where they are expected to unveil updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro models. For many, tomorrow can't come fast enough as the agony of holding out has been driving them crazy.
In an article posted at the Wall Street Journal Walt Mossberg highlights the newly released VMWare Fusion 2.0 and calls it "the better choice for running Windows on a Mac virtually." He also indicates that in his testing, Fusion performs faster than Parallels.