Apple’s margins Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 8:45 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Horace Dediu takes a look at Apple’s gross margins back to 2005. John C. Bland II Wow! Microsoft took a serious dive! richard451 so much for Jim hating financial analysts. ranking this guy on the Fortune list of analysts shows he’s kind of clueless when it comes to figuring out Apples numbers.