“If you are wondering whether Apple’s switch to Intel will put buyers off, the evidence at the moment seems to be: no. Here’s a simple way to take the pulse of the PC market, whenever you feel like it: Go to the computer section of Amazon and click on the top sellers link under the ‘computers‘ tab. This will show you Amazon’s list of top selling computers – updated every hour. Apple computers normally occupy half of the top ten slots (at the time of writing they occupy 5 of the top 6). This indicator showed no drop in demand following the Intel announcement. Of course, demand may diminish in the coming months, but I suspect that most buyers don’t care too much about it either way,” Robin Bloor writes for IT-Analysis.
Full article, including Bloor’s take on the “iPhone” and the “iPod Halo Effect,” here.
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