Bad Mac sales have benefit us as consumers

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Sensamic, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Sensamic, Oct 22, 2013
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    Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    So Mavericks is free and the new MacBook Pros are 200$ cheaper.

    This sounds to me like Apple trying to compel new users to buy Macs instead of Windows PC. They know that due to the crisis not many people will buy Macs, which are much more expensive than PCs and windows laptops (you can buy windows 8 laptops for 300-400$ today).

    Even iLife and iWor are now free with a Mac purchase.

    There were several reports recently about Mac sales being lower than years past, so this is a great move by Apple and it benefits all of us.
     
  2. 1member1 macrumors 6502

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    All desktops and laptops market is doing bad because of tablets,phablets and smartphones.
    But yeah i guess they needed a change.. few millions more won't change much to them.
     
  3. Xerotech macrumors 6502

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    They are being quite competitive. Other brands are offering better battery life, CPU, weight, thickness, resolution, etc. Apple's only advantage is Mac OSX. Competitors have really caught up with the rMBP.
     
  4. Sensamic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So I guess now all future Mac OS releases will be free?

    Lets hope Apple loses even more sales so they start lowering prices on their whole lineup :D:D

    Would be great to see lower prices on iPads, iMacs and Mac Minis, for example.
     
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Not necessarily. I'd call Mavericks more fine tuning than anything.

    If they make a radical change from OS X in a successor, I wouldn't expect that to be completely free.
     
  6. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    They did say it was a new era for OSes...

    Clearly, they're emulating their iOS strategy with Mac OS X.
     

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