Monday, August 24, 2009 at 02:02 PM | Posted by kazouz
Piper Jaffray expects that Apple’s new Snow Leopard operating system will sell 5 million copies during the September quarter, AppleInsider reports.
In a new research note to investors, analyst Gene Munster said that Snow Leopard will be used to rival Windows features.
“The release of Snow Leopard is not about new features; rather, it is about keeping Mac users up to date with the latest technology vs. Windows XP and Vista users on antiquated technology in our opinion,” the note reads. Munster believes that one of Snow Leopard’s advantages over Windows is that it comes with built-in support for Microsoft Exchange.
The new note estimates that there is a OS X install base of over 40 million. Apple sold 3.5 million copies of Leopard, released in October 2007, to a OS X install base of about 23 million during the quarter.