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  • Apple's Back-To-School Promo Apparently Doesn't Suck



    Despite being met by a wholehearted "meh" by the blogging collective when it was announced, Apple's back-to-school promotion appears to being crushing the competition in education sales.

    According to Trip Chowdhry, a Global Equities Research analyst, sales of Apple's Macs have been outselling Windows PCs stating nearly "80% of incoming students are buying Apple Computers vs. Windowns Computers."

    When Apple announced it would offer a $100 iTunes store credit to students it was implied that the credit would be used towards apps. Most are buying songs. The youth know not what they possess.

    While Apple has been sucking market share up on college campuses across the country, it seems Fortune 500 companies are following suit as well. Chowdrhy reports that nearly 35% of Fortune 500 companies are offering Apple computers as a choice to their workers "and the majority are preferring Apple over Windows."

    However, I would imagine a number of those enterprise Macs are running Windows 7 via bootcamp or some sort of parallels software to use Windows.

    Source: Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Back-To-School Promo Apparently Doesn't Suck started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      umm no
      umm yes. I'm not saying osx is bad I'm just saying that Macs are terribly overpriced for what you get.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      ^As far as specs....maybe, but windows is a garbage OS. You get what you pay for. I have a worry free, maintenance free MacBook Pro that i payed 1500 bucks for and it will smoke most windows computers because MOST window PC's are not taken care of like they are supposed to be. The average user probably has no idea how to take care of a windows computer like its supposed to. OSX all the way. Love it, never had a fatal error or lost anything that i have done on a computer. Ask any windows user if they have ever lost anything due to an error, more than likely they will say yes.
    1. blwallace5's Avatar
      blwallace5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      ^As far as specs....maybe, but windows is a garbage OS. You get what you pay for. I have a worry free, maintenance free MacBook Pro that i payed 1500 bucks for and it will smoke most windows computers because MOST window PC's are not taken care of like they are supposed to be. The average user probably has no idea how to take care of a windows computer like its supposed to. OSX all the way. Love it, never had a fatal error or lost anything that i have done on a computer. Ask any windows user if they have ever lost anything due to an error, more than likely they will say yes.
      Macbooks are beautiful, and work well and are actually priced slightly more competitively than Mac Pro's. But your argument is a terrible one. If it is just windows that sucks (which it isn't) than why not build a hackintosh for a third of the price? And OS X and Windows 7 are virtually the same in capability. If you think otherwise, you haven't the slightest idea what you are talking about. Take it from someone who uses both.