apple's future product transition

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  1. alexh516 macrumors member

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    there was something mentioned in the Q3 financial results about a future product transition...does that refer to new macbooks/mbp's or soemthing else?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Possibly, but it also could relate to the iMacs, Mac Minis, iPods, Mac Pros, or XServe lines.
     
  3. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    He said it would negatively effect margins in the short term. I don't see how a computer refresh could do that...

    I'm thinking it probably has to do w/ the iPod line.
     
  4. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    I think that a new case/design could increase the costs in the short-term. Why do you think it wouldn't?

    thistle.
     
  5. alexh516 thread starter macrumors member

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    if there were to be a media event in august...when would it be announced?
     
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Because this didn't happen when they transitioned iMac case designs, it didn't happen when they came out with the macbook air case design, it didn't happen when they moved from the TiBook to the PB/MBP case design, and it didn't happen when they moved from iBook clamshell to white iBook, and it didn't happen when they moved from white iBook to Macbook.... so... a hunch i guess?
     
  7. MusicallySilent macrumors member

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    Looking at last year, it may imply new models

    http://www.macrumors.com/2007/07/26/apples-upcoming-product-transition/

    Last year they projected slightly weaker earnings and they did a product transition with the new imacs.
     
  8. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    Why do you say it did not happen? It would be strange from my pov.

    I think the fact that they earned money ALSO introducing new units is different from margin reduction. Every new model, in computer as well as in cars, has the side-effect of reducing margins in the first times. Factories need to change lines, there are design cost, old units must be sold at lower prices...



    thistle
     
  9. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    No....Apple is going back to the PowerPC and they are releasing the PowerBook G5 and PowerMac G6!!
     
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