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  • devistator011 devistator011 Jan 20, 2006 1:49 PM Flag

    CRAPPLE DOWNGRADED AGAIN!

    NEW YORK - Caris & Company analyst Mark Stahlman addressed a handful of concerns for the computer hardware maker.

    In a report Thursday, the analyst highlighted concerns based on "less-than-exciting Mac sales growth as Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) transitions to Intel (nasdaq: INTC - news - people ) processors."

    Apple's computer sales momentum is waning," the analyst noted.

    Apple recently unveiled a pair of new Intel-based Macs at the annual Macworld conference. However, "Intel's own roadmap implies that much of the 'good stuff' won't appear until the end of calendar 2006, when next-generation 'Conroe' and 'Merom' are due to ship in volume."

    The analyst added that he is also concerned that a late-2006 rollout of the new Macintoshes will coincide with Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people )'s rollout of the newest version of its operating system, Vista, "potentially drowning out their significance."

    Advanced Micro Devices (nyse: AMD - news - people ) may also prove to be a tough competitor, Stahlman added. "As impressive as the computer-intensive benchmarks offered by Apple might be, there is no way to avoid the fact that Intel's Core Duo processor (aka 'Yonah') is a 32-bit engine that is fundamentally obsolete in a 64-bit x86 world. As AMD ramps to ship its dual-core 64-bit notebook CPU's ... we believe Apple may lose some of its premium luster," the research analyst said.

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    • "The analyst added that he is also concerned that a late-2006 rollout of the new Macintoshes will coincide with Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people )'s rollout of the newest version of its operating system, Vista, "potentially drowning out their significance."

      There's an analyst that you'll want to follow. He hasn't noticed that the new Intel-based iMacs are shipping, and the new Intel-based Mac Book is announced and shipping in a few weeks.

      Or perhaps you believe January 2006 IS "late-2006"?

    • DOWNGRADED aapl coming soon.

 
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