I didn't see a timeframe listed. "There is a secret "product transition" that will affect Apple's product margins and drop them to about 30 percent, but which CFO Peter Oppenheimer can't talk about today. Whether this applies to the Mac, iPod, or another category is unclear.
Regarding the mystery transition, Apple doesn't want to leave a margin so high that it creates an "umbrella" for competitors to rest under in terms of price; it often releases products at a high price but lowers their costs later.
These state-of-the-art products will have technologies and features that others "can't match," Oppenheimer says"
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ults_call.html Is there something new in one of these iPods that would make that much of a difference in price over the previous model?
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"