Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
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RE[3]: Good interview
by kaiwai on Fri 5th Aug 2005 06:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good interview"
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At the end of the day, Apple does not offer a 7200rpm Mac mini because Apple has a horrible problem delivering value to customers.

Oh, come on, that is the biggest load of bullcrap I have ever heard; they probably didn't use the 7200rpm, because they couldn't get the number they wanted in volume; maybe they got a better deal by asking for more 5400rpm models rather than spliting their request, thus lowering their power to leverage during negotiations.

7200rpm 2.5inch hard disks aren't the status quo, they aren't being produced in volume, and it would be crazy for Apple to start demanding HDD manufacturers to start speeding up production of 7200rpm without an expected delay.

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RE[4]: Good interview
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 06:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Good interview"
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Its more likely a simple means off differentiating their hardware lineups in palatable means which affect most computer users.

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