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"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..."

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