AfterDawn: News (11 / 2009)

Psystar, the Mac clone maker that was taken down earlier this month, had some very ambitious plans it appears for their illegal Mac clones, suckering venture capitalists in with expectations that were overly bold.

According to slides Psystar showed off to potential investors, the company expected to sell 12 million systems in 2011 for their “aggressive growth model” or 1.45 million systems that year for their “conservative growth model.”

Other predictions were as follows: “Under its conservative projections, Psystar told investors it would sell 70,000 computers in 2009, 470,000 systems in 2010 and 1.45 million machines in 2011. the firms aggressive growth model, however, put those numbers at 130,000, 1.87 million and 12 million during 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.”

In comparison, Apple, selling legal Macs, sold only 10.4 million systems for the 12 months ended September 30, 2009.

For 2009, Psystar sold 768 computers, a joke compared even to their conservative 70,000 unit prediction.

AfterDawn: News (11 / 2009)


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