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  • Snow Leopard sales double Leopard's

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    Despite the lack of a big-marquee new feature, initial sales of Snow Leopard were more than two times higher than Leopard's, and almost four times higher than Tiger's, according to marketing research company The NPD Group.

    “Even though some considered Snow Leopard to be less feature-focused than the releases of Leopard or Tiger, the ease of upgrading to Snow Leopard and the affordable pricing made it a win-win for Apple computer owners - thus helping to push sales to record numbers” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD.
    Noting that Snow Leopard sales dipped only 25 percent in the second week (as compared to 60 percent for both Leopard and Tiger), NPD credited the low cost and ease of upgrading for the surprisingly strong result.

    Although The NPD Group's report released no sales numbers, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster had predicted Snow Leopard would sell five million units in September, and that it would bring Apple an additional $66 million in income, boosting stock prices by five cents per share.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Snow Leopard sales double Leopard's started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. jordan04's Avatar
      jordan04 -
      Viva el leopardo de hiverno Vive le leopard des neiges
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      I only bought my copy because of the nice picture on the box/disc.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I am enjoying 10.6.1 and I highly recommend the upgrade!
    1. kaaroFC's Avatar
      kaaroFC -
      Its a good business strategy to lower prices and get more clients...I haven't tried this new osx, but i guess its a lot faster than previous versions...
    1. Lolski's Avatar
      Lolski -
      Thinking of upgrading but not sure. Should I?
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Whats with apple and using cats for the OS name?
    1. justarry21's Avatar
      justarry21 -
      This is because people on tiger or leopard can upgrade for only $30 right? Just making sure before I buy snow leopard for my x10.4 macbook.
    1. galaxygrrl's Avatar
      galaxygrrl -
      Quote Originally Posted by justarry21 View Post
      This is because people on tiger or leopard can upgrade for only $30 right? Just making sure before I buy snow leopard for my x10.4 macbook.
      yep.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Snow leopard is only $30.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Can I got to the apple store and buy the disc for $30? Or do I have to do it online
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lolski View Post
      Thinking of upgrading but not sure. Should I?
      If you have an Intel mac I can think of very little reason not to. Performance upgrade is noticeable and overall it feels more stable than Leopard.

      Quote Originally Posted by badass1469 View Post
      Whats with apple and using cats for the OS name?
      Just something they did since OSX came out...

      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      Can I got to the apple store and buy the disc for $30? Or do I have to do it online
      Yes you can. If they have any in stock!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Is there hackintosh support for this yet?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Apple store or Best Buy
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      up to date ftw