“A lot of discussion has been going around regarding projected sales for Apple’s Mac computers this past quarter. These have been centered around estimates by analysis firms IDC and Gartner,” J. M. Manness writes for Seeking Alpha. “I believe that the whole PC landscape is about to change when Apple introduces new, low priced Mac PCs.”
“Gartner’s numbers give Apple a 7.6% market share, a growth of 1.5% over a year ago. The IDC data is a bit different, but still shows growth in Apple market share. It’s likely that part of this growth has come from increased adoption of Macs in the business sector, in both small/medium businesses and in the enterprise. These inroads have been led by Apple’s mobile iOS devices which lead in the enterprise,” Manness writes. “”
“Last year I suggested that a new Mac would come aimed at the enterprise. It would be a full-fledged Mac OS X running on an Apple A-series processor,” Manness writes. “In another post I explained how Apple’s modus operandi includes the ability to wait until technology reaches a level that allows a leap. Certainly now that time has arrived for ARM-based processors… My guess is that this new Mac would garner an additional 3% market share or close to another 10 million units. This would bring in an additional $3.5 billion annually or about $0.61 per share.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Certainly Apple has OS X running on A-series processors in their labs.
There is no reason why Apple could not offer both A-series-powered Macs and Intel-based Macs. The two are not mutually exclusive…
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