Somthing has to happen now

sdhollman

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So today is July 30th which means that yesterday was July 29th, the very day that intel was to cut prices on the Xeon line. That means that not only are the MacPro video cards out of date, but the processors are being sold at a very high price.

The current 2.66 is half the price that it was, in fact the quad 2.66 is now just slightly higher in price. Come on Apple, lets see you just slide those on into that box.
 

PlaceofDis

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So today is July 30th which means that yesterday was July 29th, the very day that intel was to cut prices on the Xeon line. That means that not only are the MacPro video cards out of date, but the processors are being sold at a very high price.

The current 2.66 is half the price that it was, in fact the quad 2.66 is now just slightly higher in price. Come on Apple, lets see you just slide those on into that box.
'cept that if apple already bought the processors, they've already paid a certain amount and otherwise would be taking a hit to just slash prices.

not to mention that their cost is likely nowhere like the one that you'd be paying for one off the shelf.
 

sdhollman

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True they could have a warehouse full of old intel 2.66 and 3.0ghz, but I think they could eat the cost a little (Ahem Q3 profit), they have to keep up with the other guys don't they.

They could sell the 2.66 at and drop in another gig of RAM, anything to make buying an overpriced chip a little easier to swallow. OR wait what about th roughing in airport card for free or BT?
 

PlaceofDis

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True they could have a warehouse full of old intel 2.66 and 3.0ghz, but I think they could eat the cost a little (Ahem Q3 profit), they have to keep up with the other guys don't they.

They could sell the 2.66 at and drop in another gig of RAM, anything to make buying an overpriced chip a little easier to swallow. OR wait what about th roughing in airport card for free or BT?
sure they could eat the cost. but the shareholders wouldn't like that so long as they're still selling well. its a game of balance. if they're not moving. cut prices just enough until they are. and i think they're moving just fine right now. a small bump elsewhere wouldn't be bad. but what i was trying to get at is that apple probably have certain terms of sale with intel on bulk purchases and as such they've probably been getting the chips as a lower price already, and this price cut is more in the end user market.
 

sdhollman

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sure they could eat the cost. but the shareholders wouldn't like that so long as they're still selling well. its a game of balance. if they're not moving. cut prices just enough until they are. and i think they're moving just fine right now. a small bump elsewhere wouldn't be bad. but what i was trying to get at is that apple probably have certain terms of sale with intel on bulk purchases and as such they've probably been getting the chips as a lower price already, and this price cut is more in the end user market.
Shouldn't that mean that they will be getting the new chips at a reduced price as well?
 

Umbongo

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True they could have a warehouse full of old intel 2.66 and 3.0ghz, but I think they could eat the cost a little (Ahem Q3 profit), they have to keep up with the other guys don't they.

They could sell the 2.66 at and drop in another gig of RAM, anything to make buying an overpriced chip a little easier to swallow. OR wait what about th roughing in airport card for free or BT?
I would imagine Apple's stock control is far better than that, especially considering their relationship with Intel. They will have roadmaps way in to the future, at the very least for the next couple of years.
 

slughead

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I would imagine Apple's stock control is far better than that, especially considering their relationship with Intel. They will have roadmaps way in to the future, at the very least for the next couple of years.
No kidding, Apple has quite literally some of the best supply chain management in the business (there was an article about that a month or two ago).