Apple makes a push for more marketshare with Intel's help
January 9, 2006 10:30 AM
comment(s) - last by
Apples stands to benefit in the areas of motherboard and processor design.
Apple's switch to Intel will finally give the Cupertino company a
comparable processor platform
to the big name PC OEMs on both desktop and notebook machines. Apple notebooks have long had the looks to wow consumers, but their performance was really nothing to brag aboout when compared to PC notebooks. Apple could also benefit in other areas of development if the rumors of Intel's decision to design Mac motherboards become reality. The move to Intel is expected to boost Apple's worldwide marketshare from roughly 3% of the computer market to 6% by the end of 2007.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
1/9/2006 6:17:55 PM
software has much much higher margins than hardware.
they could probably sell 2 copies of OS X at $140 or so, and make as much as selling an entire $1000 mac computer.
i think they will increase market share, but i dont thikn 6% is going to happen. their computerse are still way too expensive and doubling their market share is not going to happen just because of intel cpus.
its not like os x tiger was god awful slow. the cpu is just going to give them a better cpu, they still wont have software support, or a low price.
1/9/2006 6:42:10 PM
Odds are they make roughly the same if not more on a single copy of OSX then they do on a $1000 machine. How much does it cost them to produce and distribute the OSX CDs/packaging after it is written? $5, maybe $10 at the high end? MS was the darling of Wall Street for so many years because of their obscene margins in comparison to comanies like IBM, Compaq, HP and any of the old industry stocks. Their biggest threat in moving over to a software provider is lost total revenue, I don't see it as being a threat to their margins.
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
How to Recover Most Apps After Your NVIDIA Driver Crashes in Windows 10
March 30, 2015, 12:54 PM
Tinkerer Gets Old School Mac Plus Running on the Modern Web
March 24, 2015, 6:41 PM
Facebook-Backed Oculus Rift's Release Date Slips to 2016; Valve and HTC Salivate
March 16, 2015, 5:58 PM
Hackers Steal Roughly $1 Billion From Banks Using Malware RAT
February 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
NVIDIA Kills Mobile GPU Overclocking, Robs Customers Who Paid For It
February 16, 2015, 8:59 AM
Apple Offers Refurbished 5K Retina iMacs for $2,119 Online
January 16, 2015, 12:37 PM
Most Popular Articles
Windows 10 Build 10056 -- What's New in the Latest Leak
April 13, 2015, 10:38 PM
TSMC Hypes Its Upcoming 10 nm Process, Amid Struggles to Hit Volume at 16 nm
April 10, 2015, 7:57 PM
In California Hippies, Religious Right Find Common Enemy in Vaccine Science
April 9, 2015, 4:42 PM
Death and Dragons -- Report Claims Game of Thrones Hit by Piracy "Tidal Wave"
April 10, 2015, 8:37 AM
Sharp Unveils World's First "4K" Phone Display at Mind-Boggling 806 PPI
April 13, 2015, 11:24 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2015 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information