In her June 9, 2011 article at Boston Herald, Jessica Van Sack details how the town of Wellesley Massachusetts is a place for Macs. It is noteworthy that Wellesley is one wealthiest towns in the state.
At today's WWDC Keynote, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller provided a brief overview of the Mac as he led up to the unveiling of Mac OS X Lion 10.7. Several key metrics were provided that demonstrate the inroads the Mac has made against the PC.
In his May 23, 2011 post at AllThingsD, John Paczkowski states, "The Mac is kicking ass." The post highlights a recent note that Charles Wolf, an analyst with Needham & Company provided to the company's clients.
In a May 22, 2011 article posted at Fortune, Philip Elmer-DeWitt highlights Charles Wolf's (Needham & Company) analysis of the Mac's striking growth. Wolf's note, titled, "What a Streak", uses a series of data and charts sourced from IDC data to demonstrate how Mac sales growth outpaced Windows PC growth in the first three months of 2011.
AppleInsider has posted a story sourced from Charlie Wolf, an analyst from Needham & Company that "Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise."
On Tuesday January 18, 2010 Apple Inc. reported their fiscal 2011 first quarter earnings. The report was a mixed bag for the Mac despite Apple shipping a record 4.13 million Macs during the quarter. We have to look a bit deeper into the numbers to understand the state of the Mac.
Apple today reported their 2011 first quarter earnings results. The company set new quarterly records for Mac, iPhone and iPad sales while simultaneously setting a new record for revenue and earnings.
According to a report from 9to5mac today, Apple will be implementing two key changes at their Apple Retail Store locations starting on January 11, 2011. The first is the elimination of restocking fees on open returns, the second will be a new Mac setup service.
On Thursday January 6, 2011, Apple announced the release of Mac OS X 10.6.6 which also includes the new Mac App Store. On launch, the Mac App Store was available with over 1,000 apps for the Macintosh.
In his July 25, 2010 article at the San Jose Mercury News, John Boudreau, highlights that the Mac, despite all the buzz and attention given to Apple's iPhone and iPad, is still a key contributor to Apple's business. The article highlights Mac sales data recently reported by Apple in their Q3 2010 earnings report.
In a July 24, 2010 slideshow at InformationWeek, Thomas Claburn states, "We picked ten worthy Mac applications, that are tops here and now." Noting that much of the hype these days is centered around Internet-based applications, InformationWeek takes the position that "there's still a lot of great software to be downloaded and installed."
In a July 21, 2010 article at The Register, Rik Myslewski demonstrates that Apple Mac sales have tripled in five years. The article not only includes statements from Apple executive underlying the growth but also graphics that highlight the growth.
On July 20, 2010, Apple Inc. released fiscal 2010 third quarter that ended on June 26, 2010. Apple posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $9.73 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.83 billion, or $2.01 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.1 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 52 percent of the quarter's revenue.
A March 22, 2010 posting at Fortune's brainstormtech blog highlights a Morgan Stanley report that Apple's 285 Apple retail stores are positively correlated with Mac market share growth.
In an article posted to CIO.com, Tom Kaneshige highlights a newly released survey from Enterprise Desktop Alliance that 'Macs were cheaper in six of seven computer management categories.'
As we enter a new calendar year why not start off with a post that focuses on the Mac for the upcoming year? Apple's Macintosh (Mac) line of computers have experienced phenomenal growth over the past several years and this trend is likely to accelerate in 2010.
AdweekMedia, in their "Best of the 2000s" advertising awards, gave Apple top marks in six categories including "Brand of the Decade", "Marketer of the Decade", "Campaign of the Decade", and "Product of the Decade".
Next Saturday, January 24, 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh. Switch To A Mac would like to hear from you.