Apple dominates three Amazon categories

Apple dominates three Amazon categories

Summary: Yesterday I crowned Apple the new king of retail when it was revealed that the company's retail stores brought in more annual sales per square foot than any other retailer including heavyweights like Best Buy, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co. In addition to Apple's impressive sales per square foot it's also worth noting that Apple currently holds the top spot in three categories at Amazon...

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Yesterday I crowned Apple the new king of retail when it was revealed that the company's retail stores brought in more annual sales per square foot than any other retailer including heavyweights like Best Buy, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co.

In addition to Apple's impressive sales per square foot it's also worth noting that Apple currently holds the top spot in three categories at Amazon.com: MP3 players, notebooks and desktops.

The MP3 category isn't that surprising considering the success of the iPod. The notebook category is dominated by two MacBooks which isn't that surprising either because they run Windows seamlessly and have the best price-to-performance ratio of any Macs ever built.

The real coup for Apple is with Amazon's desktop category where the iMac dominates the first and second spots. In fact, Apple really owns the entire top 10 of true desktops because the Mac mini is number seven and all the other items in the category are books or accessories.

Although Amazon had their best year ever in sales, they're still just one retailer of Apple products. Amazon also doesn't sell Dell, the number one PC retailer so their rankings should be viewed with that in mind. But either way, there's no denying that, to quote Tom Brokaw in an old clip on "Inside story of... iPod" yesterday on Discovery, "the Mac is back."

In related news, the swarm of people that received new iPods and/or iTunes gift cards over the holidays overwhelmed the iTunes store prompting error messages and lengthly delays.

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  • off-topic

    Does anyone know a good site for news about Apple products and technology? A site that finds interesting software or tips and tricks for the Mac? Most seem to be concerned with the financial health, business prowess, and market share aspects of the company and quite frankly that is not very interesting to me. I"m more interested in the products not the company... Anyone?
    GregPP1
    • Gratuitous Self-Promotion

      Hello Greg,

      Other than here (of course) check out my other Mac-oriented site www.PowerPage.org.

      Other good sites include:
      www.tuaw.com
      www.appleinsider.com
      www.digg.com/apple

      - Jason
      Jason D. O'Grady
      • Message has been deleted.

        Rick_K
    • MacWorld

      I still think MacWorld does a good job of keeping up with the latest product and
      business info while including lots of great usage tips as well:

      http://www.macworld.com/

      I also really like the tips and tech info/support from this site:

      http://www.macosxhints.com/
      Len Rooney
    • Macintouch

      Macintouch is the online bible for most Mac users. Updated daily, lists of new and updated software, discussions of various issues, etc.
      http://www.macintouch.com
      tic swayback
      • These are good ones

        Try these. They sell the best products and best computers.
        <a href="http://www.dell.com" target="_blank">www.dell.com</a>
        <a href="http://www.microsoft.com" target="_blank">www.microsoft.com</a>

        Go on give yourself a treat. Tell them tic swayback sent you.
        Moosehouse
    • You can't go wrong with

      www.macworld.com
      j.m.galvin
    • macsurfer

      http://www.macsurfer.com/
      theo_durcan
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