ZDNet: MacOS X on Linux?
Dec 06, 2005, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)
"Yesterday I talked about the pricing box Apple finds itself in
as it tries to integrate Intel CPUs into its products: basically
going from a $72 CPU in an iBook to one selling, in volume, for
about $240 destroys the financial structure needed to meet school
board demand for significant discounts on products retailing at
$999 in oneses and twoses.
"If Intel were to match PowerPC pricing from IBM and Freescale
they'd have to reduce the average price per CPU by about
$200--meaning that Intel would be subsidizing Apple to the tune of
about a billion dollars a year..."