Word on the streets is Apple may dump Intel Inside in future Macs. Wil Gomez explains why the move isn’t to $500-million a year.
That may sound like a fortune but relative to how much money Apple makes on the Mac line, it’s chump change. Apple pushes about 20-million Macs out the door each year. To save half a billion dollars Apple needs to save a mere $25 per Mac. Do the math. Apple-designed chips are not to save money.
So, what’s the deal?
$500-million may seem like plenty of money but remember, that’s barely $25 per Mac each year. IF the future of the traditional PC is thinner, lighter, faster, and more capable– and with battery power that lasts all day and beyond– Intel Inside is not the right direction.
Good explanation about control and differentiation and how it applies to Apple.