updated 05:20 pm EST, Fri January 14, 2005
Apple\'s margins falling?
Apple new Mac mini and iPod shuffle may not , although they may be lower than the profit on each Mac, according to one analyst. The Motley Fool says notes that Apple has chosen to deliver less than competing products: Dell is able to delivery a monitor, keyboard/mouse, and speakers for roughly the same price as the Mac mini and most flash-based players have an additional LCD screen that adds to the manufacturing and development costs: "the financial press has been aflutter with reports that the rollouts would cause trouble with margins. I find this concern peculiar, given that, over the past year, most of the analysts have ignored the three-year downward trend in gross margins while at the same time screaming, 'Buy!'"