Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal The legal case between Apple and Psystar has just taken another, very small turn. Psystar gained a small victory over Apple today, because U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup allowed Psystar to modify its counter-suit against Apple, after he had dismissed the original counter-suit. However, something more interesting came out of this ruling: the judge hinted at what would happen if Psystar were to win.
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RE: Forget Apple Hardware
by javiercero1 on Mon 9th Feb 2009 22:40 UTC in reply to "Forget Apple Hardware"
javiercero1
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2005-11-10

"Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things"

I stopped reading right after that.

Now, seriously... apple's business model for the most part is based around HW, not SW... the fact that they give a lot of their SW for free should have clued you into that "insight."

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RE[2]: Forget Apple Hardware
by tyrione on Wed 11th Feb 2009 22:02 in reply to "RE: Forget Apple Hardware"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

"Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things"

I stopped reading right after that.

Now, seriously... apple's business model for the most part is based around HW, not SW... the fact that they give a lot of their SW for free should have clued you into that "insight."


You're spot on. Apple's making 30%+ on hardware margins for several of their hardware products. They aren't making that with OS X. They are making some profit on software, but it's clear that the software drives the hardware sales.

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RE[3]: Forget Apple Hardware
by vitae on Thu 12th Feb 2009 05:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Forget Apple Hardware"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

""Besides, its not like Apple makes money on the hardware side of things"

I stopped reading right after that.

Now, seriously... apple's business model for the most part is based around HW, not SW... the fact that they give a lot of their SW for free should have clued you into that "insight."


You're spot on. Apple's making 30%+ on hardware margins for several of their hardware products. They aren't making that with OS X. They are making some profit on software, but it's clear that the software drives the hardware sales.
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All right, not to be argumentative, but isn't IBM famous for saying the money is in the hardware, not the software, and didn't Microsoft thoroughly disprove that? If a Mac was generic hardware, but still running OS X, wouldn't it basically be the same thing? Would most of the users even notice? Or is simply just more important for them to have OS X and have the applications that many film and music people want to use?

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