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  Almost didn't follow this post by A.I. as I expected comments to be largely blind vitriol. Pleased to be surprised by reason. :-)
Enjoying the aerial tours AI, keep them coming.  
You're correct in one respect - I had meant Mac, not iMac! My first was the 512K Mac. We had the Lisa too. This was the mid 1980's. I wrote my first program in 1974, at university with Hollerith cards and worked on a NASA computer in 1979 that had core memory. Regardless, the rest of my argument is ernest. Take it or leave, I honestly don't care. (Thanks for the correction though, I picked up the same error in a later post before publishing.) 
 I bet your a smaller market than people just wanting a fashionable device... Apple build powerful, real-world computing systems disguised as fashionable devices. This was true of the first Macs but they lacked expansion capabilities needed by technical professionals and those professionals, when asked by their employers and friends what computers they should buy, knowing that they'd be supporting them, recommended the same kind of system that they were using. This...
Your argument is predicated on the emergence and success of iOS and the iPod, iPhone and iPad. You haven't addressed the core issue. Scientists such as myself using VR for visualisation are not fools sitting at desks. In Apple's desktop computing lineup, ​external innovation and imagination are stifled. This did not matter in the slightest to Steve Jobs but did matter to scientists and engineers and yes, to geeks too.
This is irrelevant to the discussion however. Given the Oculus Rift VR headset hardware support requirements, which Apple computers could support it (I'm not an expert, just asking the question)? Sure, the Mac Pro. This is the same problem in a different context that Apple computers has suffered for decades. We'd even have settled (desperately) for the 'Geek Port' found in the Be computer. The closed environment ironically, allowed Apple to eventually produce the superior...
   In the very early days of personal computing, which I lived through, Apple computers were open and one could plug boards in that performed specialist tasks. This in fact was quite necessary. Then Apple (Steve) released the Mac (corrected from earlier iMac), a (very tightly) closed ecosystem and overnight, a huge market for Apple computers dried up as engineers and later their employers and businesses turned to open PC's. They had no choice. The iMac almost spelled doom...
 So you are privy to negotiations then. Please spell out the terms that are holding up proceedings... or to put this another way, assure the reader at least that Ericsson's terms are fair and reasonable.
 Intrigues me that any lighting manufacturer considers themselves to be trusted, as they have persistently imposed on the buying public a hidden, though obvious, lighting tax in the form of reduced product lifetimes. The material cost to the manufacturer of vastly extending the lifetimes of their products would have been negligible but the business cost would have been unacceptable. I wonder how they will artificially reduce the lifetime of LED systems. In everything that...
My wish seems to be in the process of coming true: http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/04/28/instant-apps-for-the-apple-watch-with-the-wolfram-language/      Image - Wolfram.com
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