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MacBytes
Jan 19, 2006, 09:31 AM
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Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Is the New iMac a Cash Machine? (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060119103142)
Description:: Disassembling the first fruit of the Apple-Intel alliance raises some interesting questions about the model's profit margins

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jholzner
Jan 19, 2006, 10:46 AM
I just finished reading this over at Appleinsider but I would like to add that I like the Apple Intel add pretty much inserted into the article itself.

Stridder44
Jan 19, 2006, 11:02 AM
Will this rule out the complaints people make about Macs being over priced?

MacFan782040
Jan 19, 2006, 11:18 AM
I think Apple knows it's gonna have to lose some money with this Intel Switch... Think about it. On atop of $898, there's software, packaging, support, marketing, ect.

The profit margin may be lower, but I think they have enough money in the bank to take a hit and still not effect the stability of the business.

emaja
Jan 19, 2006, 11:37 AM
The title of this thread implies that margins are higher for Apple with the Intel-based Macs while the article claims otherwise.

Thomas Harte
Jan 19, 2006, 12:48 PM
The title of this thread implies that margins are higher for Apple with the Intel-based Macs while the article claims otherwise.
To my eyes it implies that I should be able to put my debit card into the iMac and withdraw funds from my current account. Check it out if you don't believe me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_machine.

Tomorrow perhaps a journalist will investigate whether the new iMac is a vacuum cleaner?

emaja
Jan 19, 2006, 04:02 PM
To my eyes it implies that I should be able to put my debit card into the iMac and withdraw funds from my current account.

I thought the same thing initially, too so you weren't alone.