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Thread: Snow Leopard sales double Leopard's

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    Default 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.
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    Viva el leopardo de hiverno Vive le leopard des neiges
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    I only bought my copy because of the nice picture on the box/disc.

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    I am enjoying 10.6.1 and I highly recommend the upgrade!

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    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...

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    Thinking of upgrading but not sure. Should I?

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    Whats with apple and using cats for the OS name?
    damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck

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    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.

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    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.

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    Snow leopard is only $30.

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    Can I got to the apple store and buy the disc for $30? Or do I have to do it online
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    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!

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    Is there hackintosh support for this yet?
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    Apple store or Best Buy

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    up to date ftw



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