Originally Posted by mitchelljd
Though anything is possible with Apple, try do anything they can to squeeze higher profit margins.
Id expect all for profit companies to try to increase profits whenever feasible.
From not including an extra chip to allow USB 3 on the sandybridge model Lines.
So Apple is cheap for including an extra chip for USB 3.0, yet they include an extra chip for other HW and this gets ignored why
or are we assume that Apple is still evil on the flip side of this argument? Damn those for profit companies and David Mitchell in drag I mean Ayn Rand!
To ignoring blu-ray intentionally to not have to pay for the patent or hardware costs (and because of iTunes movie store)
Consumer notebooks outsell consumer desktops by 3 to 1(?) now and optical drives are power hungry, slow, noisy, have many moving parts and take up a great deal of space, and thats before you consider the timeframe for which 9.5mm slot-loading Blu-ray drives have been available, much less their cost.
Time and time again apple is showing it is more inclined to squeeze costs lower and charge as much as they can.
Time and time again I ask how this is different from any other for profit company.
So if apple can figure a way out to make their own CPU chips... It's plausible and they would keep more money from their hardware sales.
Why is Apple ARM chips a bad idea for the consumer? Seems to me the iPad 2 is better for Apple being able to optimize their iOS devices.
It would stink. But apple has a "think different" corporate agenda these days and it always isn't bent on what is best for consumers, instead it is based on higher profit margins and extra income streams.
Youll have to explain that because despite Apple outpacing the rest of the industry in smartphones, tablets and PCs, and even growing in desktop units sales compared to the industry, much less in AIOs, they are still updating their HW when, according to you, they could squeeze a higher profit margin by selling more of the same ol kit. Yet they oddly updated their iMacs as if they are trying to stay competitive despite having no real AIO competition to speak of.