Analyst: ‘there are definitely a lot of people joining Apple Mac ecosystem for the first time’

“More than 1 million Windows users bought Mac computers for the first time this year, according to a recent report. PC users are converting to Macintosh computers in growing numbers, thanks in part to the stunning success of the Apple iPod, the New York Post reported Tuesday,” CNN/Money reports.

“‘Apple has attracted a much larger audience for its personal computers due to the success of the iPod,’ Steve Lidberg, an analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, told the newspaper. ‘There are definitely a lot of people who are joining the Mac ecosystem for the first time.’ Over the last several quarters, as Apple marketed new and improved iPods, Mac have sales jumped, reaching 48 percent year-over-year growth in the latest quarter,” CNN/Money reports.

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23 Comments

  1. If you’re having weird behavior, you may need a disk repair utility. Macs are machines afterall and they goof up every once in a while. The latest Tiger update is known to be buggy for some people. My install sucked. Strangely, though, after several restarts over a few days, all seems well again.

    If you’re new to Macs, check out programs like Diskwarrior or Techtool to repair problems. There are other programs, as well.

    It really is pretty unlikely that you have a virus.

  2. And not just because of the iPod because Mac is a universe better than Windoze.

    And as for the thread above – that’s great, because now tomorrows headlines are going to tell us there is a Mac OSX virus around. And the day after in little print will be – ‘no no, false alarm, it wasn’t…’

  3. “More than 1 million Windows users bought Mac computers for the first time this year, according to a recent report.” ?????

    I would like to see the official Apple postion on this, not some ANALyst guessing.

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