Analysts expect Apple's marketshare will increase further in 2007:
Apple will hold about 3 percent of the worldwide PC market in the fourth quarter of 2006, and that number could rise to 4 percent by the end of 2007, according to a Dec. 13 report by Gene Munster, an analyst at Minneapolis-based Piper Jaffray.
According to a recent report by IDC, Apple owned about 2.8 percent of the worldwide PC market in the third quarter of 2006. Reports by IDC and Garter of third-quarter PC sales showed Apple in the top five in U.S. sales but far behind market leaders HP and Dell both in the United States and worldwide.
In his report, Munster writes that Mac's resurgence in the PC market can be traced back to four specific factors. The first is Apple's conversion to Intel processors. The switch began in January, and Apple completed the change by August.
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Re: Apple to gain marketshare in 2007 by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 20 2006 @ 01:56:51 CET
The COST of Vista as well as the many restrictions on use, not to mention the pains of activation I think are finally creating the heavy incentive for people to examine other options.
Apple stands to gain. They'd gain more if they'd free their OS to run on X86 platforms of any manufacturer, but I guess they're not ready for that. Anyway, look to Apple to make some gains when people get fed up with the issues that Vista creates begin to become publicly known.