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Analyst: ‘Leopard’ Q4 impact will be $240 million

According to a story today on CNN Money, analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has estimated the financial impact of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” release. “In a note to clients issued this morning, Munster observes that OS X Tiger, Leopard’s predecessor, was also released at the end of the first month of a fiscal quarter (April 29, 2005 vs. Oct. 26, 2007). At that time, the OS X installed base was 12 million and Tiger sales added US$125 million to the quarter. The Mac OS X installed base is now approximately 23 million, so we expect Leopard to add approximately $240 million to the Dec. 2007 quarter.

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