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The Impact of iPod on Mac Sales

A little over a month ago I wrote about the impact that the iPod could have on Mac sales (July 18, 2004: Will the Tiger finally break Windows?”). Today USA Today reported that this is just what’s happening. “Many students, after falling in love with the iPod, are packing for college with new Apple Macintosh computers.” The article, titled “Students crazy about iPod follow the music to Apple laptops,” reports that “Apple’s share of the education laptop market has risen to 26.7% from 22.6% earlier this year, IDC says.”

August 23, 2004