Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Israel becoming a Mac country?

Judging by the amount of media coverage Apple's products gets in the Israeli blogsphere and media lately, one could think that most computers in Israel actually carry the bitten Apple logo.

And I'm not even talking about the iPhone, which is going to flood the cellular market here. Estimates say that by next year, 15% of mobile devices will be iPhones.
Since we're a land of hackers, this means many more OS X installations will be done, as the development tools runs exclusively on OS X.

But look at how many articles there's out there about the next version of OS X, the pricing, estimates about features and arrival date to Israel, etc. Since when does anybody in Israel care about Mac so much?

Maybe this is part of the move of Israel becoming another star on the American flag - just like Americans favors the Mac, so will the Israeli. Time will tell.


  1. רק בגלל שאפל נזכרו להוסיף מקלדת עברית..

  2. I think you are wrong to say that America favors the Mac; Apple has approx. 8% market share in the US -- although growing steadily --, with the vast majority of users still using a variant of the Windows OS.

    I can't wait to visit the local Apple Store, Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, so that I can purchase $29. OSX Snow Leopard, as well as to look for any new software and to experience the nice ambiance with my Apple bretheren.

    I really wish that Stryder Software would finally release TypeStylerX and see it on the shelf. It has been a long time since bought it back after he sold it and now seems to either be sitting on it or is truly developing it but slowly, likely because he will not hire assistants, as his operation seems to be small-time.

  3. I don't think that most of America favors Windows. I think it really a matter of what businesses force on their employees and the only choice of what comes on any Acer, HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc. when you buy a computer. It's not as if you're taking a person and saying to them, "Here, use these two computers (comparable hardware Mac and HP) for a week and see which one you prefer to use if given a choice." Then, of course, there is the price difference which will in the end sway people.

    I really doesn't matter that Apple will probably never reach any higher than 15% market share as long as they're making 40% of all computer profits.

  4. Although Dell and Microsoft fought Apple's "I'm a Mac" successes this past summer, the Summer of 2008 ended with the Mac being the number one laptop for college freshmen in the U.S.