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[OPINION] I think you're right. Apple had to keep even the higher priced Mac mini at 2 GHz in the standard configuration to differentiate the iMac with clockspeed. Apple won't play the same clockspeed game when it can transition the iMac to Nehalem mobile. After the iMac gets its update to the new platform, the mini's clockspeed will raise a bit (hopefully even up to 2.5GHz) and will stay there for at least another year. [/OPINION]
Even forgot to say that most of the development costs for the Mini could be laid of to the MB 2006 as the Mini shares most/all(?) features of the motherboard with the MB from 3 years ago.
There you can perfectly see why the Mini is still around and hasn't received a update till now. Profit in the size of what Apple makes from the MBs. We are told that Apple makes about 30% margin on the MBs, but thats margin not profit. 30% of $ 1,500.- ~ $ 500.- If you subtract all things from the studio hybrid to match the Mini you save about $ 460,-. With the Mini you can't match the HD size and you don't get draft n wireless and no way to upgrade the Mini to 3 GB RAM by...
Seconded We don't have to loose all our manner, just because this is the internet.
You are correct, even if they don't have to fear the EULA, copyright law will break their neck. (if they really preinstall the OS and don't put the retail box in their package without preinstalling)
It could be so easy for Apple: Call the upgrade a upgrade and everything is dandy . (dreyfus2 pointed that out several times). As we (not Joe Six Pack) know the retail box is a upgrade, why is Apple shy to call it exactly that. If that is not enough: create a installer that is looking for a previous installed Mac Os or if it can't find one is asking for a original OS Disk that has been supplied by Apple with your computer. There is no need for serial numbers and...
Sorry. I referenced to Virgil-TB2's post but didn't point that out exactly.
But very few people calculate it that thoroughly. See how many iPhones are sold now that they are subsidized by the providers and the users bleed the price difference through their nose each month (and do so happily). If this financial crises goes on throughout 2009 this could be Apple's weak point. They might not loose profitability as Apple is defending it's margins with all they have. But Apple might loose considerable revenue. As to the BMW analogy: not a good one. BMW...
Unfortunately if Steve recovers until June completely (which I wish to him from a personal point) Tim will not be long enough in the driver's seat to do any good to the desktops. Apple tries to ride the financial crises on the mobile side and being hip and fashionable. If the crises expands a bit longer and shows no sign of recovery until mid 2009, Apple will fail and have to reconsider and act fast (my personal opinion).
As carbon fibers are highly conductive, I would assume that they shield the the whole thing in a similar way as a metal body.
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