Apple immune to Windows 7 impact, analyst says
Analysis shows Mac sales typically climb after
Microsoft unveils a new OS
By Gregg Keizer
October 12, 2009 02:38 PM ET
Computerworld - Microsoft's introduction of Windows 7
later this month won't cost Apple any Mac sales, a Wall Street analyst said today.
"I analyzed the impact of the last four Windows launches and found no negative correlation between them and Mac sales," said Brian Marshall of Broadpoint AmTech. "In fact, [Microsoft
's launches] almost act like a delayed accelerant on Mac sales."
After comparing Mac sales with the launches of Windows 98 in June 1998, Windows 2000 (February 2000), Windows XP (October 2001) and Vista (January 2007), Marshall found that in all but the case of Windows 2000, Mac sales either increased or stayed steady.