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None taken. I admit I am not very good at these things and everyone has a differing sense of style. This was just a possible design to really capture the iPhone philosophy and to make the 24" unit look more logical when mounted on a wall (which it is capable of doing). The current Apple design does indeed look good to some, but it doesn't seem to follow any sensible pattern or philosophy. Just my 2 cents.
I have never done a mockup before, so forgive me if this seems a little amateurish, but the new iMac got me thinking. If Apple wanted to go in the design direction of the iPhone, why not go in that direction instead of doing the iPhone/ iPod Shuffle combo look? I like the look of the new iMac, but the black bezel puzzles me. FI they wanted to look more like iPhone, there are other ways of accomplishing this. One way is the idea that I am trying to depict in the mockup...
The key word which you used is "perceived". In other words, an illusion. We don't need cheap parlor tricks. Just good design. Again, nothing truly useful here, just design preference. My two year old black PC Viewsonic monitor accomplishes the same purpose simply by being black. The inherent usefulness of the bezel in the new iMac is for the engineers to be able to cleanly hide the glass insertion points. If they left it aluminum colored, the bezel would look fairly thick...
There is no real usefulness for the black bezel. Some have argued that it helps to concentrate on the screen. I have a black Pc monitor that accomplishes the same thing. This is simply a preference. If it was so useful, everyone would make it mandatory. It's not. You do realize that?It is simply design. And if you see the iMac dissection, you will see why there is a black bezel. It's all about the glass.And I am not complaining about the bexel other than that it is round....
You are a talented artist. However, I think that would be a backwards step to the current look, unlest the bottom case and keyboard were also black. Then it would be cool. I don't see Apple adding glass to the notebooks though - too much weight.
The 24 screen is brighter, clearer and the whole thing is wall mount ready. Even if you would not do that, at least the option is there. the 20 lacks these. If you go to an Apple store and see it in person, the 24 is sooo impressive. The 20 is cool, but the 24 is well worth the $.
A soft black interface (ala iMovie 08). Also an improved library layout.
iTunes is being snubbed by Universal Music for DRM Free tracks. Universal music has been throwing its considerable weight around lately. First, there was the threat to not deal with Apple anymore over the pricing issue (read: Apple wants to sell music at a reasonable price and do what's best for consumer and artist, while Universal wants more money for the label). I am glad that Apple has risen to where it is and the the iTunes, iPod combo are such great and easy...
Please. Everyone stop calling for the inclusion of the black surround in pro units. if they want to put that into consumer level units, that's fine, but not pro. We don't want 70's inspired black surrounds on our laptops or displays. Apple has been in the direcition of form perfectly following function. The black surround thing is just tacky. In the iMac with the inclusion of glass it makes sense because of the way it is constructed (the black hides the insertion...
The scrollbars are only replaced in iPhoto. Al the rest of iLife 08 keep the aqua scrollbars. View the specific vids for each app and you will see the old tiger aqua scroll bars.
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