iPhone halo effect should further boost Apple Mac sales

With the iPhone’s dramatic success “it’s pretty difficult to bet against Apple going forward (If you have any good reasons why, we’d like to hear them). And to add to the good news, just in case you forgot, Apple is not a one trick pony,” Ant & Sons writes for SeekingAlpha.

“That is why the bulls can also run with the latest consumer PC survey out from ChangeWave Research which cited a halo effect that could accelerate the momentum in earnings growth. For those of you who don’t remember what it means from your undergrad management class, the halo effect occurs when the positive qualities in one thing gives rise to the perception of similar qualities in related things. In other words, tremendous iPhone sales will result in a bump up in sales of Apple computers,” Ant & Sons writes.

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31 Comments

  1. “Would people be able to afford Macs after paying for the iPhone?!”

    Sure. I earn enough $ to buy an iPhone every day. There are millions of people who make more than that. Quit being a loser, get off your ass and make some money.

  2. @Moo

    I wonder… If they’re going to start putting multi-touch screens on portable computers it would begin to make a lot of sense that they’d also design a tablet type device to go with it, or at least a laptop where the screen can be rotated 180 degrees and laid flat on the bottom half of the computer.

  3. “This time, the halo effect will penetrate big business to a greater degree.”

    And when that happens, I picture Enderle curled up in a ball in the corner of his office, on the floor, still in his pajamas and sobbing quietly to himself for days at a time muttering “doomed” over and over.

  4. People have got to begin to realize that the iPod was not a fluke, but a typical effort from Apple. The iPhone just adds that much more proof that people have been living with less than they could or should settle for.

  5. “The iPhone just adds that much more proof that people have been living with less than they could or should settle for.”

    AMEN, BROTHERS & SISTERS ! ! !

    (And nicely said, loganson.)

  6. I’m with you Dion!

    If you compare the iPhone vs. smartphones… they’re really NOT comparable… the iPhone is actually a pretty good deal for what you get. Even AT&T’s monthly plans are pretty good.

    FOUR devices in one! Vs. 2 or 3 in the others.
    Phone, PDA, iPod and internet device. How many of the others have Wi-Fi?

    As a music player, the iPod can’t be beat. Between the ITS Aa nd the iPod accessory ecosystem, choices are vast. The Treo, Blackerry, Sony Ericsson and Nokia devices can’t make such claims.

  7. “Would people be able to afford Macs after paying for the iPhone?!”

    Uh, considering most people use credit cards (or other interest based schemes) on large purchases like computers, why wouldn’t they? Just because everybody doesn’t have the cash to pay for it all up front doesn’t mean they are shut out… The same can be said for the iPhone. I’d wager that a significant percentage of the people (the ones who weren’t smart by saving up in advance) who bought the iPhone didn’t have ability to pay for the whole thing up front and opted to put it on plastic and pay it out over a couple of months at a premium.

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