Roxkis, on 09 January 2013 - 01:08, said:
the first part is hilarious. 2 old guys sat at the mall looking to see what people bought at an apple store,and what people bought at a Microsoft store,and they came to the conclusion that windows 8 isn't selling. If you don't see how ridiculous this is, then I don't know what to say.
and about the NPD report, its been asked to Microsoft,and like I posted previously.There were reasons for a dip.It was because of supply problems and shortages because of high demand.
For example, NPD Group said
in late November that the new OS had gotten off to a "slow start" among consumers.
Asked about this, Reller said that Windows 8 has been meeting Microsoft's sales expectations all along, and that the high level of demand specifically for touch devices with the new OS has "surprised a lot of people."
Unfortunately, that caused an initial shortage of such devices. "Frankly, the supply was too short," she said at the event which was held at the CES show in Las Vegas and where she answered questions from a JP Morgan analyst.
There were other distribution issues. "There was some misalignment between where products were distributed and where the demand was," she said.
Microsoft made adjustments, and is still making them, she said. Many Windows 8 tablets running x86 chips are just starting to hit the market, while some tablets running Windows RT -- the Windows 8 version fo ARM chips -- didn't get the type of distribution "that would have been ideal," she said.
Dell meanwhile reported that Windows 8 demand is very high,and told people not to believe stuff you may read on the internet.
That NYT articles,smells like a sponsored report. There are many analysts managing AAPL for their companies,and they're looking out for their interests.