Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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Apples, and markets...
by TemporalBeing on Fri 26th Aug 2011 13:53 UTC
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Well, TFA suggests that if Apple did not have to compete with Windows then they would have lowered their prices...however, even today in markets where Apple is the dominant (or considered the dominant) player, they still maintain the higher prices - one need only look at the iPad, iPod, and iPhone to see this.

Then again, they'll probably make the same accusation regarding iPad/iPhone and Android.

Yes, Apple will eventually be marginalized back to the niche it has always had when it comes to the phone and tablet markets - Android will be the benefactor. Not because Android is better than iOS, but because everyone else will be using it since Apple won't license out iOS.

Apple nearly went under when they tried to offer clones of the Mac as everyone else was able to undercut their pricing. But that's not because Apple is a software company that happens to make hardware (like Microsoft), but because at the heart of it Apple is a hardware company that happens to make software - more like IBM, Dell, and HP in that respect.

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