Friday, May 1, 2009

When Apples get Soft!

Sometimes, fruit that gets soft gets attention - those softening Apples may just get a few bites in them ....before they get really mushy...

Am I just not with it, or are Apple computers really expensive? I guess Apple figured they are expensive too, and are finally looking to nibble (byte) off a bit of the price tag - Finally!! I'll bet that even after that, an equivalent or "better" PC will be less expensive (I'm referring to the non-esoteric attributes like processor speed, screen size, memory, etc., and not karma, design, aluminum case, trip-proof power-cords, etc.), but let's give Apple some credit here for doing something specific about prices...

If the economy is not doing this, then Windows 7 is probably making its imminent presence felt - a drop in sales year-to-year is nothing for Apple to be happy about. And with rumors of an Apple Netbook or a new tablet (iPad instead of Newton?) that Steve Jobs is testing, and possible Netbooks running Android, this could be a good time to create a surge in demand beyond iPhone and iPod.

Of course, there are those that swear by Apple and will pay the premium - but the premium in this case has been a little too high to date ... given the news of price cuts, I'll keep an eye out for MacBooks...

Newton's apple did fall downwards!
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