Apple Shares Surge on Windows News

With Apple (AAPL) garnering only 3 percent of the U.S. personal computer market in 2005, it’s not hard to see why the company’s shares are surging 7 percent today. With news of a software program allowing users to run Windows XP on Macs released this morning, all of the sudden the company can go after much of that other 97 percent. Apple’s design team certainly has a unique opportunity here. I don’t see why they couldn’t get 10% of the U.S. market within 5 years with the right new products.

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3 Thoughts on “Apple Shares Surge on Windows News

  1. adam on April 6, 2006 at 7:10 PM said:

    Absolutely. But why not more than that…? given that the main reason folks dont buy apples: that they use windows based software applications everyday that they cant use on macs; And now with the new apples that sport intel chips + the new issue of free web-based software that allows you to launch xp… not to mention walter mossberg praising them all the time in the wsj, they might take alot more than 10% dont you think?

  2. Chad Brand on April 6, 2006 at 8:21 PM said:

    I think there is a limit to what slice of the pie Apple can ultimately take. Dell and HP have more than 50% of the U.S. market and dominate the corporate sector, which is a huge chunk of the market. Given that I see Apple focusing only on the consumer markets, and they don’t compete on the low-end as far as price goes, there will still be a large piece of the U.S. PC market that Apple will have trouble penetrating.

  3. Scott on April 7, 2006 at 7:29 AM said:

    I agree, I think Apple will gain some marketshare, but they won’t get a lot. Their hardware is also still a lot more expensive then HP/Dell etc.

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