Needham & Co. analyst Charles Wolf says that Apple retail stores will be critical in selling the new low-cost Mac mini to Windows users. In a research note released to clients, Wolf said that with Apple “frequently described as a religion”, the Apple Stores, “have become the places of worship, succeeding brilliantly in spreading the gospel.” The introduction of the Mac mini will help the stores in the task of, “attracting Windows users to the Mac platform and growing the Mac’s market share.”