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For Apple's latest trick, the iCockroach – allowing it to survive while the smartphone sector faces a nuclear winter


Re: And about to fall off a cliff

Did not mean to imply that all ARM Macs will be cheap but just that Apple now has the capability to better go after the lower end mainstream consumer market since they don't have to pay the Intel tax. In another couple of years, they may not be paying any Qualcomm tax either.

What's the difference between an iPad and an ARM Mac anyway? The ARM Mac saves on component costs by not needing a touch screen but then requires some costs for adding the keyboard. Lower end iPads these days can be pretty cheap - sub $500.

The low end ARM MacBook Air I am guessing may be sub $1000, and prior year's model even less. Apple has a way of using previous year's models to penetrate the lower end markets. And these may still be more powerful than low end Windows notebooks.

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