iMac delay won’t hurt Apple in education market, Apple sells iBook and eMac to schools

“Shares in Apple Computer Inc. fell about 6 percent in premarket trade on Friday, a day after the computer maker said it would delay the introduction of its next iMac computer, a stumble that comes at the crucial back-to-school sales season,” Reuters reports.

“‘We planned our next-generation iMac ready by the time the inventory of current iMacs runs out in the next few weeks,’ the company said in a statement. ‘But our planning was obviously less than perfect.’ The Cupertino, California-based company has been emphasizing other computer lines for the education market — such as its iBook notebook PC and eMac desktop computer — which analysts said could help it avoid a shortfall,” Reuters reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: Some analysts really ARE geniuses! Now, let’s all look forward to 60+ days of bogus, 3D computer-generated, “leaked” iMac G5 photos!

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14 Comments

  1. Of course the iMac and desktops in general are not the preferred choice for students to take to college with them. Laptops are. eMacs continue to sell to K-12 schools. All this fuss is because Apple has had a stock great run-up in recent months. It was going to experience sell-offs no matter. It will be fun again to start seeing “photos” and “drawings” of the supposed new iMac in the coming weeks. Just like the good old days. I truly believe SJ will show the computer at the Paris Expo (or at least begin a teaser campaign). This will do what advertising can do best… provide word and mouth and expectations. One other thing, AT&T points out that the original iMac was shown 3 MONTHS prior to its introduction! Apple seems to be making this announcement for legal reasons perhaps.

  2. heh heh heh, there should be a Fark-like contest for the worst ‘rumored leaked iMac photos’…

    Naw, scratch that. People would just keep submitting pictures of Dells and Gateways.

  3. This is one time at least that the analysts nailed it right on the head. Hopefully the new iMac will be more appealing to the education market and the mid-range consumer market than the old one was.

  4. there is nothing wrong with 3D bogus hardware art. in fact – i think we should promote its use even more. i am waiting for the G5 with an anti-matter plasma heat-sync and warp drive fans.

  5. twelveightyone:

    I think you got the color all wrong. Otherwise looks about right to me.

    Oh, by the way, where is our friend Paul Thurott on this subject? He’s probably on his summer vacation in the Hamptons!

  6. This should not be what the news is…the real news is that there are absolutely NO 1.25 ghz Emacs with superdrive to be found anywhere. They are all backordered from every possible location and I have spent all day searching. The price/performance demand for this machine is HUGE! Currently there is no comparison of price/screen/software/performance to this particular machine.

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