Mac’s Market Share Continues to Grow
Mac’s user base is growing in a rapid phase,thanks to iPod’s popularity. More and more personal users and small business community are moving to Apple’s Mac computers from Windows PC. Analysts believe Mac’s growing popularity is¬†partly due to a ‚Äúhalo effect,‚Äù created by Apple’s iPod. Apple had a 10.4 home market share at the end of the first quarter of this year, compared to 7.5 percent for the first quarter of 2007, and 5.4 percent for the first quarter of 2006. Release of Microsoft’s new operating system Windows Vista also helped Mac to furthered its success.