Yesterday, [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] [URL="http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090609/bs_nm/us_apple1"]announced[/URL] significant price drops on many of its consumer products including the iPhone and Mac Air. This is an unusual move by Apple since it carefully controls its pricing--so much so that rarely, if ever, do its products go "on sale." So what's up with this big price drop? Is Apple out to "get" Linux? Is Apple feeling the pressure of competition from [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL]'s [URL="http://www.googleandroid.com"]Android[/URL], Netbooks, [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Windows 7[/URL] or [URL="http://tech.yahoo.com/news/afp/20090609/tc_afp/usitinternetsoftwaretelecomcompanyapple"]something else[/URL]? Personally, I think that Apple lowered its prices to better compete with an ever-expanding PC market, so the answer is really: All of the above. I think …

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