Apple Reaches 12% Market Share In U.S. Notebooks

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 10:23
Category: News

bonch writes “Apple’s U.S. notebook market share has doubled to 12% after shipping 1.33 million Macs in the quarter. Apple also shipped 8.11 million iPods, topping analyst estimates, for a net income of $472 million. Remember when Apple was dying?”

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Apple Kbase doc on White MacBook Palmrest Discoloration

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 09:19
Category: MacBook

Some weeks back a reader sent a link to an Apple forums thread where some White MacBook owners reported discoloration of the palmrest area (the thread was pulled IIRC). Apple now has a kbase doc titled About white MacBooks’ palmrest area

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Fabrix MacBook Pro Sleeve

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Cases

fabrix-macbookpro-sleeve.jpgIf you’re in the market for a sleeve for your MacBook Pro, check out Fabrix. I recently got to check out their line of laptop cases, or more accurately sleeves. Sleeves are recommended for protecting a notebook computer traveling in an insufficiently padded (i.e. fashion) bag or just for extra protection in a normal computer bag.
Fabrix is known for their killer color and fabric combinations. If standard issue black isn’t your thing check out their sleeves in camo, polka dots, stripes and even denim. If you’re into the distressed look, you can even get a sleeve in denim with paint spatter on it.
Fabrix sleeves are cushioned with quilted padding providing protection against scratches, light bumps and knocks. While fairly protective, the sleeves are softer and less rigid than sleeves from Waterfield Designs, which are made of heavy neoprene.
Fabrix sleeves are hand sewn to three sizes to fit 12, 13, 15 and 17-inch Apple notebooks and comes in horizontal or vertical orientations. Optional handles are available as well.
UPDATE: Fabrix is sold out of their laptop sleeves and a note posted on their site says to check back in a week’s time. In the mean time, check out some of their colorful iPod sleeves.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 19 Available for Download

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 09:46
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 19 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
On Episode 19 (46:10, 19.08 MB, AAC) of the PowerPage Podcast my guests Rob Parker and Chuck Freedman, Youngmoo Kim and Bart Hirst discuss:
1. Apple not appealing the Asteroid case ruling
2. Apple Q3 2006 earnings
3. New iPods on the horizon
4. WWDC 2006 Predictions (8GB iPod nano, iTunes movie “rentals,” quad-core Mac Pro, new enclosure, dual optical drive bays, BluRay drive).
You can subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (AAC) or you can add the PowerPage Podcast RSS feed in a newsreader of your choice. You can also download the file directly (46:10, 19.08 MB, AAC). Remember to vote for us on Podcast Alley.
A special thank you to The Tragically Hip for letting us use their music in the PowerPage podcast. Check out their first DVD/CD Box Set Hipeponymous.

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Battery Maker DynaPack Sees Robust Sales From MacBook

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:31
Category: MacBook

DynaPack International Technology is confident its monthly revenues will continue to grow in the second half of this year, thanks to substantial orders for battery modules for the MacBook and a new customer, according to the company.

DynaPack attributed strong revenue growth in May and June to the rapid growth of MacBook shipments. The company is positive about its shipments not only for MacBooks, but also from new orders and anticipated demand growth driven by the back-to-school season.

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New Media and Free Market Choice

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Opinion

Here in part two, I’ll consider five examples that prove that intellectual property, while offering some new challenges, still obeys the same market laws of supply and demand. Along the way, I’ll also prove why the market has rejected digital media rentals.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted

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The Apple Market Share Myth

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Opinion

Market share is often used in spreading FUD. It has been used against Apple’s Macintosh since its introduction over twenty years ago. Professional nay-sayers have long insisted that the Mac’s limited market share would prevent it from benefiting from the hardware economies of scale that were driving PCs cheaper, as well as the widespread software development forces that were introducing a wide range of diverse PC applications.
Ironically, those making the biggest stink about Apple’s historically low share of the overall PC market have started attacking the iPod’s majority share of the music player market. They gleefully preach the imminent demise of the iPod because its reported market share fell to 75% of all music devices. If market share is so critically important, why aren’t the same analysts advising people to march out and buy the market leading iPod?
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted

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The Apple Core: Merom to replace Yonah in MacBook Pro

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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

merom-for-mobile.jpgRemember Yonah? It’s the code name for the Intel Core Duo chip found in the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, and it will soon play second fiddle to a faster cool chip arriving from Intel: Merom.
Merom is “a mobility-optimized, dual-core processor based on the new, state of the art, Intel Core microarchitecture” according to the company.
Intel’s next generation notebook chip is due to be announced today

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