Analyst: Apple Mac could increase U.S. share of computer market to more than 9.5-percent in 2008

“According to reports from both RBC Dominion Securities and Piper Jaffray, Apple’s sales of computers — particularly laptops — continue to soar. Piper Jaffray estimates that Mac sales rose more than 40 percent in the final quarter of last year, compared with a year earlier,” Mathew Ingram reports for The Globe and Mail Update.

“RBC Dominion Securities, meanwhile, is even more bullish: The brokerage firm expects Apple’s sales of Mac desktops and notebooks will be up more than 50 percent — and that laptop sales could climb by more than 60 percent. An RBC analyst described the sales as ‘ginormous,'” Ingram reports.

“If RBC’s predictions hold true, it says Apple could increase its share of the U.S. computer market to more than 9.5 percent this year, compared with a little over 7 percent in 2007 and about 5 percent in 2006,” Ingram reports.

“Overall PC market growth is in the low double digits, according to most estimates,” Ingram reports. “And yet Apple is growing at 40 percent.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Richard” for the heads up.]

28 Comments

  1. What matter more is market share worldwide! It gotta reach the 7.5%

    But what matter the most today is Apple market share on the computing device of tomorrow: Handled device… in other word iPhone. The SDK is a critical stepping stone in that matter.

  2. deepdish: i have long said that 25% is the magic number. larger enough to mean that no software maker can afford to just ignore them, but small enough to have quality control and exclusivity.

    the danger now is in not growing to 25% too fast. the R&D;and quality control have to be allowed to grow into the larger market share.

  3. “But what matter the most today is Apple market share on the computing device of tomorrow: Handled device… in other word iPhone. The SDK is a critical stepping stone in that matter.”

    indeed, if the SDK allows enough options, and chips continue to get smaller and use less power, the iPhone/Touch/tablet of 2 years from now will be more than todays macbooks. and truly portable.

    the iPhone model of internet device, with web versions of a few critical software programs, makes what we consider “portable” today look like the old luggable 386 i had decades back.

  4. With every uptick in market share, the wait for help on the Apple care line gets longer, the lines at the Genius bar is out the door, and Mac things just don’t work as well as they used to.

    It’s the Dell business model, folks. Steve’s drive for more sales is going to render the Mac into one of the pack and no longer the stand alone exceptional machine that made us proud.

    Get use to it. It’s happening, it’s real, and it’s too bad.

  5. @g5Mac
    Each and every day, more and more of the MagSafe power adapters die. Mine did. It is a shame the power adapter can’t let me use my laptop. I can’t even charge my iPod.
    It is a revolutionary design on paper, but in real world use, it just doesn’t have any long term endurance.
    Anyone with a Macbook should be able to send in their existing adapter and get another one for FREE! Apple has the cash to make existing Macbook owners happy and it will save them money in the long run.

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