So Apple's new intro schedule seems to be:
iPhones in September.
iPads in October.
Macs in November.
I understand that iOS devices are priority now. But for those of us that use Macs for real work, it's still disheartening.
Yes, but does that approach really sound like Apple? Which is more likely for Apple: that they go with dual panels and devote engineering resources to macgyver a temporary solution, or that they wait for a single panel and devote their resources toward advancing Displayport 1.3 on the Mac?
While Displayport 1.3 is now official, it could take several months for parts to be manufactured.
And it seems more Apple-like to bake DP 1.3 into Thunderbolt 3, which isn't scheduled to debut until Skylake hits (next Summer or so?)
Furthermore, I haven't seen anyone suggesting a graphics card that can drive 5K and be used in a relatively affordable iMac.
27" iMacs are in widespread use in the graphics and publishing industries, so running the Adobe suites well is...
Hopefully, now that the iOS dog-and-pony-show is over, we can get back to the good stuff.
We will almost surely get an iMac update before Christmas, and I hope the Mini replacement.
iPads have to be refreshed as well, and maybe the Retina MacBook Air if it is ready.
I thought I'd seen a Xeon E5 update with more cores floating around the web, but I don't know enough about the chip side of things to predict if there's a Mac Pro update coming.
Hopefully the venting portion of the thread is almost done.
Don't get me wrong, Intuit richly deserves it, and Jobs should have handed Campbell his walking papers years ago over this debacle.
Their stewardship of the Mac product has been abysmal, and everyone knows it.
That said, it is great to see the software finally running on a modern Mac codebase and I expect that updates will be annual from here on.
Intuit knows that a lot of people won't bite until they...
Just going by what I've read. Core M seems to be targeted at the Windows tablet/laptop hybrid market. The chips that are to power the Intel desktop NUC (which is smaller than the Mini) are supposed to come in 2015. While I don't expect Apple to mirror the NUC form factor, I think that if they see a chance to make the thing slimmer and fanless, they'll do it. Making something thinner and internally locked down for no good reason has Apple written all over it.
I think by now, as we skate toward September, that it's clear the Mini was slated for a 'mid-2014' redesign with the Broadwell chip and possibly a shrunken, fanless design. That is now out the window.
The chip delay has meant that the redesign will probably clock in around October instead.
The Cook reign has seen some weird times for iMac buyers.
First they introduced a thin iMac no-one could get their hands on for Christmas, and now it's clear they intended to bump to Broadwell for this Christmas and that (unless something drastically changes) seems to be out as well.
I think 4K is the real question here. Apple seems to be waiting on a screen that can do double duty (in the iMac and Thunderbolt monitor) to make the 4K jump. I have no idea if 4K...