“To change an industry once is impressive. To do it as many times as Apple has – popularizing innovations like the graphical user interface, the mouse, multihued hardware, and edgy industrial design – is phenomenal. For three decades, Apple has blazed a trail for the computer world. Now, the music business is watching slack-jawed,” writes Josh McHugh for Wired.
“Yet somehow, after all its time at the creative helm, Apple clutches a meager 3 percent of the computer market. The company does the inspired work of figuring out new ways to entice people to buy its machines, only to have other vendors crank out inelegant imitations for the masses. It seems unfair, both to Apple and to the hordes saddled with second-rate gear,” McHugh reports.
[MacDailyNews note: market share for last quarter hovered around 3%, but installed base or how many Macs are in consumers’ hands vs. Windows is an open question wtih estimates running from 5-12%]
McHugh continues, “So