|Dec 8, 2012, 04:58 PM||#626|
|Dec 10, 2012, 08:53 AM||#627|
Still, revenue is not profits and I'd guess "money making" usually means more like profits than revenue.
HP's operation margin in Personal systems was 3,5% and in Printing it was 17,5%.
I'm not saying that they are "ink only" company, but still they are an "ink company". They are selling "printing supplies" which I guess means mostly ink for 16 billions dollars a year.
And "inks" are more profitable to them than selling or renting ("services") any harware; only software is more profitable. Big part of services can be software, but even with that "inks" are better business.
Should Apple be called a "Mac company" when they make smaller part of both their revenue and profits from macs than HP makes out of "inks"?
And maybe inks were even better business in the past?
Anybody compared these numbers to las decade?
What's even more important than thses numbers, is the way ink business is made. Most R&D goes to howto prevent printer owners using other companies inks and howto quietly add planned obsolescence to every part.
Apple is making same thing and now people (also here) are just referring that this is just "the way of modern times".
Would you buy an used ip4, which is in mint condition in any other way than battery?
Most of people who know that otherwise perfect phone is useless without new battery wouldn't buy it.
Now Apple has made same to most of laptops and is starting to make same thing to desktops. No fun at all and people should be aware of this. This is unecological, consumer looses more money and Apple makes more profits. At least consumers should understand that Apple's products' resale value will drop significantly in the future.
EDIT: I have to take part of that "none-in-one" back, since I thought new entry model iMac has only integrated GPU, but since it has descreet chip, you don't need another box and cable worth of cheap computer to clutter your desktop, like you have to do with macmini.
Maybe Ive can design RAM-door for next model, which edges are cut so precise that those seams become invisible. Since they can't make it any slimmer, the design needs new challenges...
1eSata 2blu-ray 3usb3 4expandability(=ec or pci-e)to all Macs
5matteScreen&higherRez 13" 6lightport 7another fw(through ec ok)
8 10G-ethernet 9 xMac:desktopCPU+GPU,free pci-e,2 int. hdd
Last edited by toke lahti; Dec 11, 2012 at 04:09 PM.
|Mar 6, 2013, 12:30 PM||#628|
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) adhesive strips for cheap!! finally ..
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