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The fact is, many people have extremely overpowered rMBPs that overserve their needs; they'll never use that power on an ECON 101 paper or an iMessage to Granny.
As noted above, the MBA was Jobs' baby. This new MB ships with 8GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD standard. That is 4X the RAM and 4X the SSD storage of the original 2008 MBA (with a Retina screen!) at almost a third of the price. This is clearly in line with Jobs' prior product development strategy.
The world is increasingly busier, more crowded, more urban, and more mobile. Fewer people are plunking down heavy laptops in the front seats of their sedan. They are on subways, buses, trains, or trams, bicycles, scooters or motorcycles, and even walking. They're going across town to grab a bite to eat and have a glass of wine or beer with friends before heading home at 8, 9, or 10pm. Apple knows this; so thinner and lighter are as important for many people than power. It...
What you are describing as "esthetics", others, such as myself see as mobility. Disregard the gold color option, the thin-and-lightness has very real practical value to very many users that has nothing to do with esthetics. Very many people made huge trade-offs buying into iPad not because of OS simplicity or esthetics, but for far, far better mobility. 
This MacBook's thinness is not just "for looks", nor should the weight reduction be seen as trivial. I currently have 2011 13" MBA that is still humming along, especially after I upgraded the SSD to a 256 Transcend Jet Drive, however my bag is heavy. I'm schlepping a briefcase full of documents and a notebook computer around on subways, crowded streets and in and out of taxis six days a week.   The dramatic difference in thinness and shaving about a pound of weight is...
Vinyl sales are not at an "all time high". They are higher now than the '90s and '00s, but not nearly as high as the '60s and '70s.
It would need to have at least 1TB of DVR storage to attack much interest from those wanting a DVR and certainly wouldn't be the same price as an Airport Extreme ($199). This will come in at about $299, maybe with a 1TB HDD and upgradable to an SSD.
You'll just use your iPhone, iPad or Apple watch....I'd be surprised if they sell or bundle a single-purpose haptic remote with Apple TV.
If Apple brings ForceTouch to iPhones and iPads, they'll both make excellent game controllers. I think they will and think ForceTouch and AppleTV will work nicely together also as a remote. Many folks have complained about the gum stick ATV remote; with FT and Siri, Apple may have removed that pain point.
The general public would be much more likely to adopt VR glasses if:   a) VR eye wear would look no different than other eye wear; due to battery and microprocessor constraints, that's many years away (10 years sounds about right to me)   b) It is clear that the device could not record, i.e., be display only. In this instance there could be two models: a consumer model that does not record and a commercial version used in industrial settings that could record. The...
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