On 10/10/05 11:19 PM, "BandiPat" <penguin0601(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
You have GOT
to be kidding.
Actually George, I'm not. :-)
There would be a lot more PPC machines around, if Jobs had left the
hardware to others and the clone makers alone. And you certainly can't
deny that with more machines available, they would have been cheaper!
end of line
Apple would then have to support how many hardware vendors...? possibility
deal with crappy hardware...?
I've had many clones and many apple-macs. The clones had many more hardware
issues than any one of my apple hardware boxes.
Out of our intel based hardware, I can't tell you how many power supplies,
ram, drives, motherboards, etc. I've had to change due to crappy parts.
If you let any hardware company hold something over your head, you have to
bow down to them...think IBM vs Moto. Apple kept bouncing back and forth as
to who would give him the best product. I guess he finally got pissed off at
IBM and decided Intel would be the best for his company.
Also keep in mind it isn't how many widgets you sell, it's how much $ you
make on each widget. Many people I know would never buy anything else other
than a apple hardware mac. Their hardware is very reliable.
IPod, Mac to highlight Apple report
By Rex Crum, MarketWatch
Last Update: 7:17 PM ET Oct. 10, 2005
Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call estimate Apple will earn 37
cents a share on $3.72 billion in sales for the period ended Sept. 30.
As has been the case with nearly every Apple quartely report of late,
sales of the iPod music player will be a crucial component of Apple's
Some analysts are looking for Apple to report iPod sales of 8.5 million
units, which would be an increase of more than 300% over the 2.02
million iPods shipped a year ago. The company will also have about a
month's worth of sales of its new iPod nano flash memory music player
to add to the mix.
But analysts say that while the iPod might be the source of most of the
investment and retail worlds' attention toward Apple, sales of the
company's flagship Macintosh computer line should not be discounted.
Richard Farmer, of Merrill Lynch, wrote in a recent research note that
a strong back-to-school selling season likely helped Apple's Mac sales,
and that he expects Apple's Mac revenue to grow by 25% over the $1.23
billion the company reported a year ago.
What Apple reports, and has to say about its current fiscal quarter,
will certainly have an immediate effect on the company's stock. When
Apple reported blowout third-quarter results in July, investors reacted
by driving Apple shares up about 10% the next day.
For the year, Apple's stock has risen about 70%, to a split-adjusted
price of $50.61.
As if Apple's numbers wouldn't be enough to gain attention, the company
event the next day will likely keep Apple's stock momentum charging
along. Industry speculation is high that Apple will release a video
iPod capable of playing music videos and other video content.
How many other hardware companies can say this?
"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."