“Apple’s recent quarterly earnings report blew past all expectations. More importantly, dramatic unit sales growth shows the company is executing a working strategy for building the Mac platform,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted. “That raises the obvious question: why has Apple’s market share historically been so low, and why did Apple fail to make any progress in the 1990’s?”
“Here’s a look at why Apple’s platform fell into crisis, and why the solutions prescribed by analysts didn’t work,” Eran writes.
Eran takes a look at the following:
• Market share
• Apple’s premium PCs
• Creating and maintaining a functional Mac market
• Disasters in retail (Sears et al.)
• Mac clones disaster
• Disasters in direct sales
• No compelling reason to buy a Mac
• Delayed migration to NeXT/Mac OS X
Full article here.