All Macs will inevitably be upgraded to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)‘s newest Haswell processors, which are due out this spring. The biggest performance gains for Haswell chips will be on the integrated graphics front, which will bode particularly well for Macs with Retina displays.
Apple just redesigned a wide range of product families in 2012, which is one reason why it’s predicting a gross margin decline in the fourth quarter. That means that most of its product families won’t see dramatic redesigns this year. Perhaps more importantly, as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) works down the manufacturing cost curves of these redesigned products, its gross margins should move higher. Hopefully they bottomed out last quarter (if they’re not bottoming out this quarter).
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