Survey Shows Increasing Mac Interest
A new survey by ChangeWave Research reveals that Apple is poised to grab more PC switchers this holiday season.
ChangeWave Research surveyed its members which are described as a "group of 9000 businesses, technology and medical professionals who are working on the front line of technological change."
Apple's share of laptops bought July-September was up 3 percentage points to an all-time high of 12% among alliance members. Its share of desktops purchased the past 90 days fell 4 points to 7%. In the next six months, Apple's share of all planned desktop purchases is up 4 points to 18%. Its share of planned laptop purchases is down 2 points to 17%.
Meanwhile, according to IDC, Apple's U.S. marketshare was 4.8% in the second quarter, up from 4.4% a year ago, while its worldwide marketshare remains at 2.5%.