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Apple has been a bit of a paradox during the tough economy. While many computer companies have seen sales drop along with revenue reductions, Apple has been posting growth. That has changed and the economy seems to have finally caught up with Apple. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mac sales have slowed.

Sales of Mac computers in US stores last month declined 1% from the same period in 2007 alongside PC industry-wide sales growing by 2%. Analyst Steve Baker blamed the decline on Mac desktops noting that Mac notebooks still posted growth better than rival notebooks.

Despite slowing sales analysts still expect Mac sales to continue to grow one Piper Jaffray analyst says he still expects Apple shipments to increase by 10% as the industry overall drops by 5%. Apple is also expected to be more profitable than its rivals with its MacBook line said to run margins of 20% compared to 6% or less for competitors.

VIA: The Wall Street Journal

Source: i4u
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not exactly surprising. Even apple is still based in reality and reality sucks right now.
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Don't blame Apple, blame the economy. The market sucks for everyone right now.
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Don't blame Apple, blame the economy.
I blame the crappy Apple commercials and lack of gaming titles.
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I blame the crappy Apple commercials and lack of gaming titles.
yea them ads suck, because they take Windows problems and over exaggerate them to be massive and widespread and that people should switch to mac to avoid all this hassle and that they are the futuristic operating system
all advanced and cool, and that windows sucks

funny thing is, since people are not very tech-wise and don't know much about computers, they will believe these ads, go out buy a Mac, realize its no more easyer to learn then a PC, and probably switch back

so i am not surprised to see their sales declining
i have nothing against Apple, or other operating systems
i just want them to change their tactics, since they are not truthful
and they don't play fair, but i suppose Microsoft doesn't either
when will they learn
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meh. it's not like this will make them go bankrupt or anything.

although we can only hope cuz then there will only be pc fan boys...and less fighting haha
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yea them ads suck, because they take Windows problems and over exaggerate them to be massive and widespread and that people should switch to mac to avoid all this hassle and that they are the futuristic operating system
all advanced and cool, and that windows sucks

funny thing is, since people are not very tech-wise and don't know much about computers, they will believe these ads, go out buy a Mac, realize its no more easyer to learn then a PC, and probably switch back

so i am not surprised to see their sales declining
i have nothing against Apple, or other operating systems
i just want them to change their tactics, since they are not truthful
and they don't play fair, but i suppose Microsoft doesn't either
when will they learn
How about being honest with yourself here. For the average person, OS X is ultimately a better experience because the GUI is more intuitive and customer does not have to worry about bloatware or malware. If you know what you are doing with a computer, now that is something totally different.

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meh. it's not like this will make them go bankrupt or anything.

although we can only hope cuz then there will only be pc fan boys...and less fighting haha
You still got linux nerds.
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Linux, I can still digest them. Still have respect for their strong community and support. Apple on the other hand... let's just say they should stick to making phones and music players, like a good little *****.
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linux fanboys are no where near as annoying as mac ones
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linux fanboys are no where near as annoying as mac ones
Yes, because they at least know something their computers and have valid arguments. All that Apple comes up with is just constant s**t flowing out of their capitalistic mouths.

Oh and Microsoft doesn't need to come up with commercials that bag their competition (because they don't need to).
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