Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 23:27 UTC
Legal Late last week, we discussed the Apple vs. Psystar case (again), and in that article several points were raised which would be handled during a hearing Friday morning. Right after publishing said article, the law firm working for Psystar sent a general email to members of the press (including Groklaw and OSNews, among others) which contained the court order which resulted from this hearing. So to finalise these issues, let's walk through them so we can put the lid on this case for a while.
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RE[3]: Comment by JayDee
by rajan r on Tue 8th Sep 2009 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by JayDee"
rajan r
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They may not sell ridiculously overpriced hardware, but the product cycle at Apple is much slower than most, nay, all PC manufacturers. Apple is also slower is reducing prices on older hardware, usually only doing it when new versions in that product line is released.

For example, a new MacBook may be priced competitively upon release, but a few months, its the same MacBook with the same specs and same price tag competing against newer laptops with better specs and better value.

And for desktops (i.e. Mac Pro - there isn't really a direct competitor to the iMac), Apple's disadvantage will be even more severe. The traditional consumers of Mac Pros (design houses, advertising agencies, creative departments, video editors, etc.) will have no incentive to buy Mac Pros when there are cheaper, better clones (hardware design doesn't really matter: how many of them have overpriced Apple displays?).

I honestly don't think Apple can compete in an hardware market without something completely differentiated from its competitors. Like, uhm, an operating system.

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