Re: [NTLK] [OT] Concerning Apple's Switch to Intel Chips...

From: Joost van de Griek (
Date: Mon Jun 13 2005 - 23:12:08 PDT

On 2005-06-14 6:11, Martin Joseph wrote:

> On Jun 13, 2005, at 7:04 PM, Riccardo Mori wrote:
>> Apple sells hardware and
>> software and it could not simply survive by selling just software,
> This is not inherently true. If They can tap the radically larger PC
> hardware market, they can make a LOT more money then they have come
> near.

I doubt that.

1. They'd be up against Microsoft on Microsoft's own turf, who would crush
them in a second.
2. They'd have to sell Mac OS X at a much higher price than they do now.
Who's going to pay top dollar for an OS with few available applications (no
MS Office, once it becomes a direct competitor to Windows), if they're
getting Windows for free with their machines?

> The software business is the most profitable business ever. Better
> then tobacco if you are microsoft...

Look up Apple's financial reports. They ship more units of Mac OS X than
they do computers. Still, they make several times more money on hardware.

Apple are not Microsoft. They are not a software company. To Apple, OS X is
a way to sell hardware.

From <>:

CPU's shipped: 1,046,000
Revenues on CPU's: $1,605,000,000

Software revenues: $213,000,000


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