Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Oct 2009 12:48 UTC
Apple Yesterday, during the conference call following Apple's stellar results for the fourth quarter of 2009, Apple talked about its forecasts for the coming quarter, which included a drop in revenues and lower margins. The web has drawn conclusions that this means Apple will be lowering its prices - but I'm kind of missing where the conclusion comes from.
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The pipeline just arrived
by Jules on Tue 20th Oct 2009 18:45 UTC
Jules
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2007-01-30

The pipeline just arrived and some products are markedly improved yet markedly cheaper at the same time. Nothing really stellar though, price wise. Except for maybe the uber high-end MBP which saw a $ 1.000,- price drop for the same configuration.

Mind those poor buggers that just bought one a few weeks ago (because I won't) ;)

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RE: The pipeline just arrived
by BlueofRainbow on Tue 20th Oct 2009 23:20 in reply to "The pipeline just arrived"
BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

I have not checked "The Pipeline" yet. At every new en-masse updating of its product line, it seems that Apple has one of the following:

- a new hardware or software design (e.g. MacBook Air)

- more hardware power at nearly same price as the previous generation (e.g. MacBook Pro, iMac)

- an entry level system (e.g. Mac Mini)

One product which appears to not to fit the more power at similar price trend is the Mac Mini.

It might be that the switch to the Intel platform was not conducive to maintaining similar prices to the previous PowerPC G4 generation. Or, that most of the value squeeze over the last few years has been in the area of the display (which the Mini does not have).

Whatever Apple does, it certainly gets noticed.

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