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07-10-2011, 12:31 PM #1
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
07-10-2011, 12:45 PM #2
This is actually a bad thing to people who actually enjoy OSX. Now that theres more people choosing MAC over PC, OSX will get more attention from hackers/virus makers
07-10-2011, 01:54 PM #3
Every college I've attended, from community colleges to state universities, have for a good many years been dominated by mac users. It's nigh impossible to walk into a classroom and not see at least half the laptops in the room sporting that glowing apple. I'm thinking it's a safe assumption that Apple would have dominated the college laptop buying crowd this year regardless of being offered a free iPod or a lousy giftcard.
07-10-2011, 02:19 PM #4
There's no "Windows" computer. There are PCs running Windows, let along most Macs have Windows bootcamp.
07-10-2011, 02:30 PM #5
I think if I didn't have have a Mac right now I'd be all over turning my "pc" into a hackintosh for sure!!!
07-10-2011, 02:36 PM #6
I wish I had this when I bought my Mac. All I got was 100 bucks off and a free iPod Touch. Boo.
07-10-2011, 02:55 PM #7
Seems good to me. Wish I was a student. Heck a $100. I could use that on pages and numbers and keynote apps.
07-10-2011, 03:02 PM #8
Yes, universities are dominated by Macs. At my school, 50% or more of the computers in any given class are MacBooks
If you're at the bottom of a darkened auditorium classroom, its a sight to behold.
In any case, I opted for the Best Buy match and got a $100 BB gift card instead
07-10-2011, 03:18 PM #9
Obviously most of them were gonna buy music cause the mac app store sucks but if they were really smart they would buy ios games from the itunes app store from gameloft and other wonderful games the itunes app store definately had an increase in the number of downloaded apps its pretty sad that apple thought the giftcard would make ppl buy mac app store apps but instead ppl bought muskc and maybe some bought apps from the itunes store
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07-10-2011, 06:28 PM #14
I hope so because at the point my PC will become less and less needed in my everyday life.
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07-10-2011, 07:36 PM #16
I'd still rather get a free iTouch though...
07-10-2011, 09:22 PM #17
Yea the iPod touch is definitely better. Resale value is higher than $100
07-10-2011, 11:26 PM #18
Apple's Back-To-School Promo Apparently Doesn't Suck...OH YES IT DOES!
07-11-2011, 12:10 AM #19
Apple's promotion sucks 100%. I price matched microcells $999 price at best buy so that is student discount pluss an extra $100 off instead of a gift card. (I priced matched them cuz i got couple gift cards)... would have been better for a free ipod touch but oh well.
07-11-2011, 01:43 AM #20