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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Apple : Moving Ahead

The just concluded, Apple’s worldwide developers conference saw an interesting keynote address, bringing forth a near WOW effect centering on new forms of innovation. At a time when the world is seeing a challenging phase ahead for wintel with IBM PC’s which just completed its 25TH anniversary last week, Apple continues to chug along. The numbers say it all: Some reports suggest 17 million visits to Apple Stores. Of the 1.33 million Macs sold in the previous quarter, 50% were first time Mac buyers. US$500 million of third party software was sold through Apple stores. The growth rate for Macs was reported as faster than that of the PC market, and Apple's notebook market share had doubled (from 6% to 12%).. A good coverage of the event is available here.
With the introduction of Apple’s new Leopard Operating System along with a much lovable Time Machine,Apple is marching forward. Two of the Leopard features demonstrated for the first time at WWDC, Time Machine and Spaces, are new user interfaces for basic and commonplace technologies. Time Machine is a backup program; Spaces is a virtual desktop implementation. Definitely Apple is maintaining its progressive course, despite some listing related issues that its facing now – good news for Mac users and in general the PC world – after all what’s there in Mac would in some form sooner ot later move into the non-mac PC world as well.

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