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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.

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RE: hmm i think its incomplete
By ncage on 1/10/2006 12:47:45 PM , Rating: 2
Look at microsoft. How much hardware do they sell? A fey keyboards/mice/xbox & stuff like that but where do their majority of funds come from? Can you think of any company that has more available cash than microsoft? I think a lot of people feel the apple os is superior because its based on the freebsd kernal if i remember correctly. No $129 is not much but after the code an os (pay for developer time) the money they are making on each copy is $129 - Cost of burning the cd and packaging which is huge. Think about it this way they have to pay developer time no matter how popular their os but if they can sell a lot of copies they are making like 95% profit off their sale. Apple's biggest mistake is trying to make money off of hardware which currently today has low margens.

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