Possible iMac Price Drop

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Ensign Paris, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    Hey,

    There is a large chance that Apple will put the new DVD-R Drive from Pioneer (DVR-A03) in its macs.

    The new drive is about $150 cheaper than the new one and therefore the price of the iMac could drop by about that amount, therefore it would return to its original price.

    The new drive is also faster.

    Lets just hope this happens!

    Ensign Paris
     
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    i would think they would just take the better margin over dropping the prices again, altho if they catch enough heat for the IMHO justified price increases, anything is possible.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Knowing Apple and its need to look good in the eye of the consumer, they just might announce in MWNY that the prices will come down, so sorry for the past several months....

    I could see Jobs up there talking about how all the other PC makers upped their price 10%-20% and now Apple's lowering, maybe even more than $100. The new superdrive would be a good way to get them there, but other prices for components will have to stabilize or come down too.
     
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Both very good points! On one hand, Steve could use the price drop as ammo for the other companies' raises, and on the other hand, they could keep the extra profit by maintaining the same price. Usually I have a definite thought as to what will happen, but this is a toss-up... I could see either one easily happening! And neither one would be that bad.
     
  5. Ensign Paris thread starter macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    I hope he drops the prices, then he can say:

    "We are bucking the trend, again!"

    Ensign
     
  6. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    waaaaait a second...

    Wasn't the DVR-A03 the original superdrive in the G4 DA's? That's hardly new.
     

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