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Monday, September 21st

Apple The Number 3 Computer Maker For August!
Top Story [11:10AM] Apple has skyrocketed to the number 3 computer maker for the months of August. Attributable mainly to the phenomenal success of the iMac which came in as the number 2 computer model with 7.1% market share behind a Hewlett Packard 6330. This is contrary to earlier reports that placed the iMac at the number one spot. Apple's market share for August was 13.5%.

The Mac Observer Spin: The iMac alone accounts for a higher market share than Apple as a whole has had in more than two years. In July the company helpd the number 5 position for domestic sales with about 6% of the market which was up from less than 4% os domestic sales earlier this same year. In August, the iMac alone accounted for over 7.1%, and that was with only our favorite Bondi-Blue Mac available for only 17 days of the month.

Apple itself has not been the number three manufacturer since Ronald Reagan was president [Editors Note: The Webintosh Reasearch Department is looking for confirmation of this]. It has been 5 years since the company has held even a double digit market share figure. While it is important to note that one month does not a turnaround make, all indications are that Apple should be able to maintain similar figures for the remainder of the year. It is has been our assertion that Apple would see a 10% share for the 4th quarter (Apple's 1st fiscal quarter of 1999), and it looks as though this will indeed be the case.

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