News flash to reporters and analysts: Apple doesn't do los...

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    shadowfax

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    I really don't trust iSuppli. I guess it's short for iSuppli useless speculative information about products?
     
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    iSuppli has no idea what kind of deep discounts for very large quantity orders that Apple gets, thus their speculation could be way off the mark on a variety of component costs (like processors, usually the most expensive part).

    Apple also locks in prices with suppliers in long-term contracts to withstand price fluctuations in things like RAM that can change prices daily.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Congratulations, you just realized that the world of journalism is fully of really crappy very biased reporters who should have taken an economics class before graduating.

    Congratulations on also realizing that TheStreet is the worst of the lot. Scott Moritz and Jim Cramer use their position to try and manipulate the market to their own liking. Don't worry, you're not the only one that's late, lots of people are coming around now realizing that hey, maybe most of those headlines just copied and pasted from another news source (or as good as if it's an AP article) aren't so true after all.

    Hmmm... I don't pay attention to Silicon Valley Insider's track record much, but iSuppli is a bunch of idiots so I think SVI gets a Zoon for publishing their trash.

    Also see: any piece of trash published by ZDNet, most of CNET, Troy Wolverton of the San Jose Mercury News, and Mike Elgan of Computerworld.

    Sebastian
     
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    Yeah, I have serious doubts they have even the most basic information about this sort of thing. Apple sell at a loss? Hehehehe...
     
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    You forgot Enderle.
     

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