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To be honest I don't know if the MBP did go up during the last update, but I think it didn't. The MBP did receive a similar update if not better and didn't go up in price, so my question is where is the difference in those two products from a technical point of view that the Mini had to raise by 16%. I know that the others don't really have better offers in that form factor. The question the whole discussion hinges on is: Is it necessary to make a desktop that small? And...
The cube comes to memory. Excellently crafted pice of hardware. Setting new standards in designing desktops and shrinking them to a nice size - but at the cost of affordability. To my mind the cube failed because of it's price. I know Apple is selling it's products by quality and design, but I think the Mini could be in danger to get priced outside of a sensible price range. And a 16% price raise to update some of the internals to state of the art seems a bit high.
If it accepts my D-Link NAS that works as a ITunes server too and I can plug in a real network cable - have 1Gb network in my house - I'm sold. Waited for this device for 2 years.
You can be sure that Apple will clock it at 799MHz so it does not meet the needed specifications. Could also be for battery life!
The mini was updated in spring 09. As Apple let the mini sit for 3 years the last time (and the relevant hardware that was built into the mini was even 1-2 years older) I wouldn't expect a too soon upgrade. But we are talking about Apple, so you never know. I think the mini will follow the plastic MacBook. Apple just managed to differentiate the MacBook from the MacBookPro, so I don't think they will upgrade the MacBook (Mini) to the same hardware as the MacBookPro....
Yeah, ARM is the way to go for the AppleTV. I am waiting for years that Apple offers a low power AppleTV. The infrastructure built up for the iPhone and iPad are a tight fit for the next gen AppleTV. As hmurchison said it is about time to rebrand this product. Content doesn't embrace AppleTV, so why bother with them. Open the flood gates for the most common video codecs and let people watch whatever they want. Make the hardware powerful enough to surpass the Wii...
Regularly after passing the border after 10-20km you have to sign in to one of the local providers. But EC has made a regulation that any active call within the EC is not allowed to cost more than € 0.58, any passive call € 0.29 (0.28?). Roaming with data costs ~ € 100 for 200MB pre paid. Valid for Austria.Orange offers a package for € 49/month with 300min free voice within Europe, 1,000 min free voice in Austria (minutes are just accounted when you call someone), 1,000...
Second that. They really have to work on energy efficiency for the ATV. But looking at the iPad Apple could pull it in near future.
You heard it first in post #59!!! Looking at the gizmodo pictures the new design really grows on me.
I see that glass or zirconia is radio transparent, but what about the weight. If you are looking at the density of glass it is ca. 2x that of plastic. Worse for zirconia: zirconia has a density ca. 5x that of plastic. The plastic parts for mobile phones are really thin, I don't think you can make a glass or a zirconia part that thin -> which ads more to the weight. And don't get me started on the price of glass or zirconia. I don't want to dismiss the possibility of...
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