iWork has a higher retail sales market share than Corel, even though iWork is only available for Macs. I knew Microsoft dominated the office market on Windows, but I thought their market share was like IE’s, around 90 percent. I had no idea that it was over 95 percent. In other words, the slice of the Windows market left over after Microsoft Office is smaller than the Mac market. It’s worth noting that because these figures are based on U.S. retail sales, they don’t take into account freely-downloadable open source products like OpenOffice.
And so much for AppleInsider’s report that iWork sales have been disappointing.
★ Wednesday, 25 January 2006