Piper Jaffray: ‘Apple market share to grow over next two years ’

“Piper Jaffray said that over the next two years Apple Computer will grow its market share ahead of expectations, which will be a catalyst to its stock. Piper Jaffray said sees greater-than-expected adoption of iPods and Hewlett-Packard iPods translating to acceleration in sales of Macintosh computers,” Forbes.com reports.

“Also, iTunes ‘will emerge as psychological catalyst for shares of Apple in 2005,’ the research firm said. Strong iPod and iMac demand will lead to a strong fiscal first quarter ending in December, Piper Jaffray said. Apple could also get a boost from stronger laptop sales. The firm, which rates Apple at ‘outperform’ with a $40 price target, said that for the fiscal fourth quarter ending in September, 40% of resellers surveyed said PowerBook sales are ‘tracking above plan,’ while 30% said iBooks are selling better than expected,” Forbes.com reports.

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37 Comments

  1. 190 milliion pc’s will be sold in 2004. (Not including ATM’s, checkouts, etc. Apple MIGHT sell 4 million. Plenty of room to expand market share. As soon as they offer something perceived as competitive, they will.

  2. Well, Apple has plenty of product available that is perceived as more than competitive, so that’s not the issue. Apple’s problem remains overcoming the stereotypes and FUD that still abound in the marketplace. Slowly but surely it’ll come around though.

  3. “…..And… we need to prosecute the abusive mate when he tries to reclaim the poor abused user….”

    Prosecute him ???…. LOL…

    I think the guy in Belgium had the right idea when he plastered Billy with a cream pie !!…

    Oh… I wish I thought of it first !!

    hmmmm, I wonder what the charge would be if I repeated his brave effort ??

    Assult with a dangerous pie ??

  4. “Well, Apple has plenty of product available that is perceived as more than competitive, so that’s not the issue…………………..”

    Dave, there is no way that FUD is keeping 97.5% of new computer buyers from purchasing Macs. There are pricing, funny looking units, supply delays, and true incompatability with popular business programs also to blame. Another little problem is that the windows experience is not nearly as awful as constantly presented here.

    There is also Apple’s obvious appreciation for the way things are. They don’t advertise effectively, so I assume they don’t care. I think any Mac owner should ignore market share and be happy for their experience. There will be macs to buy for as long as we will need them.

  5. Come on Joe McConnell, it’s not the number of PC’s sold, it’s the number of PC’s using Windows 6 months after the sale that is important. A lot of PC’s sold have some flavor of Linux installed. A lot of frustrated users add Linux after the sale and dual boot or wipe Windows off the hard drive. And yes, lot of users wipe Linux off the hard drive and install a bootleg version of Windows and, finally, a lot of people remove XP and put NT or Win 2000 on instead.

    As for cheap computers, buyers go to buy the $400 to $600 PC, add what they need to add to do the things they want to do and pay $800 to $1000. They then find they can’t do what ever it is they want to do, Photos, movies, surfing, e-mail, what ever it is, because lousy software, spy-ware, add-ware, and viruses prevent the the whole process from working properly. Soon after these initial failures the computer joins the exercise equipment as another post modern clothing rack, is put in the closet or remains on the desk as a cat warmer.

    The PC experience is not as awful as it is described here only if you have a team of IT weenies looking after everything for you. If you are home with your PC, alone, naked on the net, it can be verrry scarrry.

  6. “Another little problem is that the windows experience is not nearly as awful as constantly presented here.”

    Here we go again.

    Joe, do you realize that the biggest buyers of Windows PC are the home consumers with kids? What do kids do? They download all that crap that eventually slows down the PC and a finally makes them un-usable. Are there warnings on these Windows PC’s about spyware, viruses, VBS scripts, and etc? I have never seen one.

    These consumers don’t know diddly-squat about firewalls, updates, anti-virus and anti-spyware software. (If they do know about it, they don’t want to be bothered by it. And you know what? They shouldn’t have too either.) As long as Microsoft allows their software to be sold on cheap $400 systems (last I heard, you don’t need to be a Tech to buy a PC at the local Wal-Mart), and doesn’t put out warnings, then yes, there are going to be problems.

  7. Joe, lately it took me 3 evenings to save a PC of a friend. Anybody who has experienced the two OS’s should be able to make a plain choice. You only can have three reasons to ‘choose’ Windows. 1) You want to be cheap. 2) You are afraid of becoming part of a minority. 3) FUD (not knowing the truth). The reality is there are no drawbacks in owning a Mac and only advantages. You will first have to find freedom in order to be able to appreciate freedom.

  8. Joe, do you realize that the biggest buyers of Windows PC are the home consumers with kids?
    ~~~~~~

    Or Businesses! Hello…

    Ever heard of Dell? They got started selling hundreds of thousands of boxes to companies … that’s how they afforded to skip the retail presence…

    Enderle estimates 75% of PC’s out there are for businesses (no matter what you think of the source)

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