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iPod outsells Macs

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
News Categories: Apple

For the first time, the iPod has outsold Macintosh computers. “We feel great,” Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said in an interview. “We sold a lot of Macs, but we’ve sold more iPods in the quarter than all the Macs put together.”

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1

That is a pretty good accomplishment I would say.  It seems the popularity of the iPod is just continuing to grow…maybe eventually it will have a monopoly on the portable audio market???  That’s not a likely scenario, but you never know!  Congrats to Apple!

Posted by Asian_N02 on April 15, 2004 at 4:23 AM (PDT)

2

Yeah, that’s because Apple put the computers in the back seat and concentrated on the iPod and iTMS.

Posted by narco in Burbank on April 15, 2004 at 4:27 AM (PDT)

3

And a monopoly is good? Check out the MS monster. Yeah, it’s good alright!

Posted by afdssdfsaedaf on April 15, 2004 at 4:41 AM (PDT)

4

An accomplishment?  I think considering the stagnant sales of Apple desktops, this is a wake up call for the company.

http://homepage.mac.com/cherrypop/

Posted by matthew on April 15, 2004 at 5:02 AM (PDT)

5

Yeah, if macs didn’t suck and weren’t only good for one purpose, then maybe more folks would buy them. Not to mention their price…...

Posted by PC Guy on April 15, 2004 at 5:59 AM (PDT)

6

If that one purpose is “work better than a PC” then yes, my mac is good for one purpose.

Posted by Red on April 15, 2004 at 6:20 AM (PDT)

7

i fail to see how macs “work better than a PC” , especially for general computing use

Posted by jr on April 15, 2004 at 7:49 AM (PDT)

8

Spend some time up dating the desktops and laptops. Get them a new look.

Posted by WOLF MAN on April 15, 2004 at 8:04 AM (PDT)

9

I agree with Red. I’ve only used a mac a couple of times but I’ve found that they are alot easier to use than Windows 2000 and alot faster (but then again my computer is absolute crap). I prefer macs over crappy windows machines.

The iPod thing makes absolute sense. I knew this would eventually happen. Music sells alot more than computers and so people want to take their music wherever they go.

Posted by dino on April 15, 2004 at 9:16 AM (PDT)

10

“I’ve only used a mac a couple of times but I’ve found that they are alot easier to use than Windows 2000 and alot faster.”

Yes, this is true… as long as your PC is a goddam 486!

Posted by Faster? on April 15, 2004 at 9:41 AM (PDT)

11

I’m f***ing tired of how this iPod forum so often becomed a damn Mac vs. Windows bashing site.  Can’t all you whiners stick to the subject - iPods.

Posted by jbcoop on April 15, 2004 at 10:02 AM (PDT)

12

TimesUK

“In the last quarter of 1999, the company sold 1.35 million Macintosh pcs or, as Steve Jobs, the Apple chief executive boasted, ‘one Mac every six seconds’. The number sold in the most recent quarter was little more than half that number, although still up 5 per cent year on year.”

Posted by TimesUK on April 15, 2004 at 11:19 AM (PDT)

13

jbcoop:
Yes, you are right. I shouldn’t have talked about how I like macs more than windows and I think we all should stick to the point, iPods.

Posted by dino on April 15, 2004 at 2:52 PM (PDT)

14

That the iPod outsold macs in the past quarter should come as no surprise - the iPod is a significantly better product than any Macintosh computer.

It’s a no-brainer to suggest this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by Market Maven on April 15, 2004 at 3:47 PM (PDT)

15

Market,

You make it sound like the ipod and mac are made by two different companies,let alone, trying to compare two products that are completely different in purpose.

Posted by Vormech on April 16, 2004 at 6:13 AM (PDT)

16

PC users are stupid

Posted by macs4ever on April 17, 2004 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

17

Yup

Posted by leo on April 17, 2004 at 8:50 AM (PDT)

18

I agree 100%. PC useers shouldn’t insult macs. the mac is better.

Posted by ==||++ on April 17, 2004 at 8:51 AM (PDT)

19

MACS RULE!

Posted by erftvgyhujkiohuhn on April 17, 2004 at 8:51 AM (PDT)

20

Such comments are a display of your ignorance and asininity.  The fact is each individual person will purchase whatever they choose.  Plus the fact that some have and use both a PC and a Mac.  So, does this make them half stupid?

Also Macs now have Windows software that is compatiable with the Apple computers.  So your remake reflects on Macs users also.  A PC used Windows and Macs didn’t, but now that they do, a person can purchase a Mac and have access to software they once needed a PC to use.

Posted by PC and MAC OWNER on April 17, 2004 at 10:31 AM (PDT)

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