Apple Mac’s 2007 market share climb will dumbfound almost everyone, create mayhem in PC market

“Coming turmoil among tech manufacturer and retailer stocks will not signal broader economic trouble. PC manufacturers and resellers will be going through a period of strategic adjustment as their inventories of mainstream professional-grade Windows/Intel desktop setups–box, LCD panel, OS, keyboard, mouse–along with aftermarket accessories for these systems, rise to excessive levels,” Tom Yager writes for InfoWorld.

Yager writes, “I thought our kids would be laughing at us about how our computers used to have all of these cables and dust-sucking fans, how they got so huge that we had to stand them on their sides and stuff them under our desks, how people had to write their own software to make playing a movie or a song easier than balancing their checkbooks, and how these boxes buckled and reverberated when you tapped on their tin can cases.”

“Hah! We’re spared from having to pass the embarrassing story of willingly wasting away in the technological trailer park along to the whippersnappers. You can say you were there back in ought-six when 64-bit Macs knocked the bottom out of the Wintel PC client market,” Yager writes.

“Mac Pro and 64-bit iMacs, and soon, 64-bit MacBook Pro and Xserve, will create mayhem in the PC market because Microsoft and Intel PC makers never staffed or strategized for user-focused innovation. Microsoft will follow along as best it can now that it realizes that Apple reflects and drives computer users’ desires. It understands that Apple is a far bigger threat than Linux, which it is prepared to battle,” Yager writes.

Yager writes, “Mark my words: All savvy users want bulletproof, manufacturer-supported commercial hardware in their server rooms, at work, at home and in their carry-on bags. By year’s end, Apple will have mind share leadership in all markets but servers. Its market share climb in ’07 will dumbfound almost everyone but you and me.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Yager gets it. This is the beginning of a wonderful period for longtime Mac users. For years all of us were the butt of tech columnists’ jokes, ridiculed by the “IT Guy” at work, ignored by retailers and software developers. But, we knew the truth all along. Now sweet satisfaction will be ours with the rest of the world coming to join us and discovering the greatness of the Mac platform. The PC Dark Ages are coming to a close! Bill Gates and Microsoft will be seen for what they really are/were: purveyors of mediocrity who retarded progress. Now the personal computer can finally begin to fulfill its promise.

Oh, you thought the war was long ago over? You thought wrong.

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  1. We’ve had many false tipping points in the past. I don’t think we’re seeing one now. I do think that 2007 will be a better year than ’06, but I think the release of the iPod will be looked on as the accepted start of Apple’s resurgence. Just as the iMac gets credit for Apple’s recovery from near death. We’ll see if the winners get to write this bit of tech history.

  2. One thing I worry about with the new iPods is if Apple only does a “modest HD upgrade” instead of a radical new touchpad design.

    Signs indicate that we may not see the “true video” iPod untll next year. I think analysts may tank the stock if this happens..

  3. A 64 bit OS X 10.5 in a 64 bit Mac Pro, iMac, Xserve or MacBook Pro at 2/3’s the price of the PC plus Windows 64 competition.

    And guess what, the Macs have 64 bit compatible software with more coming from Adobe.

    Microsoft and the PC makers are way behind the curve on this trend.

    All we need now is a killer 64 bit consumer app.

  4. Remains to be seen. If Apple doesn’t renew its commitment to quality (there once was one), this opportunity will be lost and Vista, no matter how awful it is, will sweep the world.

    Inferior machinery and poorly performing software = ordinary in the personal computer world. Results: Apple’s share remains tiny and we long time loyalists get shafted.

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