Apple's Bite Bigger Than Ever

Computer sales surge as new operating system nears debut
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2007 2:37 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Sales of Mac computers are booming, boosted by the success of Apple's iPod and iPhone among PC users. Apple will move into third place among computer makers today—behind Hewlett Packard and Dell, reports the New York Times. The surge comes just as Apple is about to release the new Leopard version of its OS X operating system.

Apple is also ahead in the shift to laptops. This is the first year laptops account for more than 50% of all computer sales, while laptops already make up two-thirds of Apple's computer sales. “The Macintosh has a lot of momentum now,” boasted Apple chief Steve Jobs.