Other World Computing

| Home | Contact | Advertising | Search | Submit


With gains like that, who needs losses?



By

From the misleading headline department (guilty as charged) comes this Guardian write up entitled—"Acer leads netbook market while Apple loses market share." Yes, that's technically correct, but it's certainly only part of the story.

Although Apple doesn't sell a product that falls into the "netbook" product segment, they are moving millions of 3G iPhones and iPod touches, which are very capable ultra-portable computers.

Thereupon, The Guardian's write up riffs on DisplaySearch data for the third quarter of this year, a period in which Apple sold 6.8-million iPhones and an unknown number, likely millions, of iPod touches. Would Apple have lost share if these portables had been included? Hmm, there's some USDA Prime food for thought.

[Continue Reading]

iPod touch.  The funnest iPod ever


Source: DisplaySearch data compiled by DigiTimes



Further, Acer and the other netbook vendors are adding market share, but what are they getting back for their efforts and are they eating their own young? Well, we don't know their margins, but profits on netbooks are believed to be at or near zero.

"Apple [is] competing to sell portable computers that cost $1,000-$2,000, and they're not playing in the $250-$500 market, where margins are razor thin," adds the Guardian at the end of their write up. "Apple makes so much profit on a MacBook Pro, it could afford to give buyers an Asus netbook or Acer Aspire One free."

When you add it all up—rapidly rising sales of high margin products in an economic environment that forces their competitors to sell cheap with little profit—it seems rather apparent Apple's on the right track...

What's your take?

Get 25 FREE iPod® compatible downloads from eMusic!
Choose from over 4.5 Million songs!


Trans Intl

Spacer

Connect with Insanely Great Mac


spacer

Recent Articles

- Ken Segall on Apple Watch's killer app
- Video: FLIR One thermal camera w/ Lightning Connector for iOS (Second Generation)
- Second gen FLIR One thermal cam with Lightning connector now available
- Report: How free apps are changing ad-supported content
- iOS 9 looks to free up space for OS upgrades
- CarPlay coming to select 2016 Buick and GMC vehicles
- Apple changes course on Radio payments during trial
- Taylor Swift sounds off on Apple Music free trial
- Apple patches some issues with XARA exploit
- On Apple's accessibility push with iOS
- Snowden on Apple privacy initiatives
- Nice overview of new OS X and iOS vulnerabilities
- OS X/iOS flaws may make passwords vunerable
- Dark Sky weather app gets major update
- Adobe announces updates to Creative Cloud
- Instacast podcast player is discontinued
- Apple Pay to deliver 71.5%+ split to music owners
- Ars Technical looks at El Capitan
- Podcast: iOS 9, El Capitan, Apple Watch + More
- Apple’s Schiller talks about 16 GB on entry level devices
- OWC USB-C Dock goes on pre-order
- Apple Watch watchOS 2 announced with native apps
- iOS 9 announced with refinements and iPad features
- OS X 10.11 El Capitan announced
- Apple Pay expands to support reward programs, store cards


Browse and search for more articles

Insanely Great Mac Logo

IGM Specials

Mercury Extreme SSD
60GB - $48.79
120GB - $71.99
240GB - $123.99
480GB - $221.99

960GB - $649

Thunderbolt 2 Dock
$239

External Storage
500 GB - $129
1 TB RAID - $239
Envoy Pro mini - $119

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet
$20

Mac RAM (Retina)
8GB Kit - $72
16GB Kit - $134
32GB Kit - $258

MacBook Pro Memory
8GB - $72
16GB - $134

Radeon HD 7950 GPU
$448

iSchmutz Air Filter
$24.99


Other World Computing


Trans Intl






Home

About

Advertising

Search

Copyright 1995-2015 Insanely Great Mac. All rights reserved.
Privacy Statment | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy