"The delayed release of a final product did not alarm
analysts, who pointed out that operating system upgrades -- most
notoriously those for Microsoft's dominant Windows family -- are
"I can't get terribly upset about it," said J.P. Morgan analyst
Daniel Kunstler. "It was sort of an underhanded way of buying
themselves a little bit of time, saying `We're not going to
shrink-wrap it but we'll just call it a public beta so we can say
we had it out.' But they say they'll have it pre-loaded in January.
That's when the excuses run out."
"Also, Cupertino-based Apple has been delivering on things
investors care about. In the past four quarters, Apple's growth
rate in unit sales and revenue has beaten industry leaders Dell,
Compaq and Gateway. Apple's earnings growth -- at 56 percent -- has
been more than twice that of its nearest competitor, Dell."
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.