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So, you're saying that Apple's industrial design group is so bereft of ideas that they need me to design their new laptop looks? I don't understand what it is you mean here. They are the supplier. I am the customer. They design new stuff, I go buy it. We have a synergistic relationship. Am I now to design and they are to buy? I do not get your logic.
If Apple's going to be known for their great design and fashion, then I believe they should continue in that tradition.If not, then eventually, they will not be known for that. All things change (except, of course, Mac laptop looks).And I disagree with you, there are good reasons to change the look of your product line, otherwise, we'd all be using Intel laptops that looked just like 1400's or Pismo's.Apple used to change their laptop looks, and then, just stopped. But...
The football design is only good until you bull your way into the end zone and inadvertently spike your laptop in celebration, thereby losing Gig's of key files!!!
You're confusing features with design.
Folks are putting words in my mouth and we all know that's unsanitary practice A design change to alter the line's stultified look does not need to be radical or revolutionary.It doesn't need to be space age compounds. It doesn't have to be a wedge or a football. We don't need to go from one extreme to another. Even a color change would be welcomed. Or simply make the Apple on the cover smaller, put it closer to the top. Go from a gloss to a matte finish. Anything, it's...
I apologize if I sounded condescending, that was not what I intended. I just get tired when folks give Apple a free pass when they've plainly sat back on their laurels. They made a great design but that was 6, 7, 8 years ago. Enough is enough. Get on with it!Am I the only one who finds it strange that the company noted for their industrial design dishes out the same laptop design year after year after year? How is this innovative design practice? Don't confuse features...
I'm happy you folks don't expect too much from Apple... that way, you'll never be disappointed. The last 5 automobiles I bought were all different... perhaps similar brands, but they looked different. Thank heavens design still exists in that market! The last 3 houses I purchased were all very different, and looked different. Thank heavens design still exists in that market! The last five suits I bought all had trousers and jackets but they all looked different. I didn't...
Your response is very thoughtful, thank you. But I think you may be confusing features with design. Over these many years of stultified laptop design, Apple has elected to add features and benefits to the product line but has kept the exact same body and color. If the latch is magnetic or not, the PowerBook and/or the MacBook Pro looks just like it did before the new latch as it does after the new latch. Even the MacBook Air looks just like the MBP product line. Why do we...
I've added a lot here. Unlike you, I'm not looking for allies, I could care less if anyone agrees with me or not. All I want is a Mac laptop that doesn't look exactly like the Mac laptop I bought before that Mac laptop, and exactly like the one I bought before that one, and exactly like the one I bought before that one. You see, when I buy a new laptop, I'd like to think I'm actually buying a new laptop for my $3000, and not the same old same old same old thing we've all...
That's true, and I've already mentioned that here - the switcher who are buying up the laptops recently - spurring sales, a great thing for us stockholders - have not come back yet to buy their 2nd, or 3rd, or 4th Mac laptop. In my case, I started with a 165, went to 180C, had a Duo, a 1400c, a 3400c, a Wall Street, a Lombard, followed by a Pismo; then a Ti PowerBook, then an Al PowerBook G4, then an Aluminum Intel, then another Aluminum Intel, then another Aluminum Intel,...
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