Since the first iMac debuted two years ago, Apple has sold 3.7 million of them. As some number cruncher in Cupertino likes to put it, that translates to 5,000 iMacs sold each day, 200 each hour, and 3.5 every minute. Telling numbers, to be sure, but we think we’ve found even more eye-popping sales statistics.
58.7 iMacs were sold for every bug rumored to be in the shipping version of Windows 2000.
169.2 iMacs were sold for each inning played during a 162-game Major League Baseball season.
8,462 iMacs were sold for every mile of a round-trip drive between Cupertino and Redmond, Washington.
1.2 million iMacs were sold for each announced delay of the OS X launch.
” You can now get a Mercedes or a BMW for the price of a Ford Taurus.”
–Apple CEO Steve Jobs on the $799 iMac
Color Me RAGWEED?
Ruby, sage, indigo, and snow? Though it sounds like a lounge lizard butchering Simon and Garfunkel lyrics, it’s actually the list of names that Apple has given the new iMac colors. If these were the names that made the final cut, you have to wonder what else might have been in the running.
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