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In article<sfic0dlheuu1o007b7u79aom2g8qra13q4@4ax.com>, Eric Stevens<eric.stevens@sum.co.nz> wrote:

> >> >> >> They must be doing something right. They have twice the market share
> >> >> >> of Apple.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >market share doesn't matter and apple doesn't chase it anyway. 
> >> >> >
> >> >> >apple, with it's supposedly 'low market share', is on the verge of
> >> >> >becoming the first *trillion* dollar company, while hp, with 'twice the
> >> >> >market share of apple', is but a tiny fraction of apple, currently
> >> >> >about $35b.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >if anyone is doing something right, it's apple.
> >> >> 
> >> >> But it's not with desktop PCs.
> >> >
> >> >How have you worked that one out ?
> >> 
> >> Sticking with subject of Dell vs Apple the data in the following link
> >> (previously deleted by nospam) explains why I made that remark.
> >> 
> >> "They must be doing something right. They have twice the market share
> >
> >once again, market share doesn't matter.
> >
> >apple is about to become the first trillion dollar company, with it's
> >'tiny' market share. 
> >
> But they are not a trillion dollar company, just with PCs.

$896.81 billion, as of now. 

my guess is it'll hit $1t by feb, 2018, possibly sooner. 

> Bar in mind
> it was PCs we were discussing.

which includes macs, and you've even argued that a mac is a pc.

in fact, some people buy a mac to run windows and *not* mac os.

> >apple has enough cash to buy dell *and* hp.
> >
> >you also might want to actually read the url *you* gave:
> >
> >>
> >> <http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/04/11/apple-grows-to-74-of-worl...
> >> c-m
> >> arket-as-windows-continues-to-cede-share-to-the-mac>"
> >  Apple continued to grow overall Mac marketshare during the March
> >  quarter as most leading Windows PC makers suffered significant
> >  setbacks, according to the latest research data from Gartner and IDC.
> >...
> >  Meanwhile, according to Gartner, Apple's worldwide shipments advanced
> >  1 percent year-over-year to 4.6 million during the quarter, giving it
> >  a 7.1 percent marketshare. HP by contrast saw units slide 9 percent,
> >  while Lenovo dropped 7.2 percent. Dell lost just 0.4 percent, but the
> >  only major PC maker to see growth was Asus, up 1.5 percent.
> 
> Yep. I read all that. I didn't try to quote it selectively the way you
> are prone to do.

translated: you ignored the key parts that contradict your prejudices.