Thursday, July 14, 2005

WSJ.com - Apple's Products Continue to Pay Off

WSJ.com - Apple's Products Continue to Pay Off: "The results suggest that Apple has reversed a decade-long slide in its share of global PC sales. Apple sold 35% more Macs in the quarter than it did a year earlier. That's about three times the growth rate of the global PC industry, according to Apple and analysts.
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In the case of the iPod, Apple has also begun selling through the ultimate channel to mainstream consumers for the first time in the company's recent history: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Yesterday, Apple executives said last quarter it expanded a limited pilot test of iPod shuffle sales through the Bentonville, Ark., retailer to 95% of Wal-Mart stores in the U.S. Other iPod models are now in about a quarter of U.S. stores, and Apple is considering expanding iPod sales to Wal-Mart's overseas stores."
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