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 I once wrote Apple suggesting a mid sized desktop computer that had docks on top for iPods and iPhones. Would always know where your iPhone was.My family plugs the chargers in all over the house and then can't remember where they left their iPhone.
 I would be all over that type of Mac. I do not want an all in one but I want more oomph than the mini.A headless iMac with an easy open case with enough room for an optional drive (HDD, SSD, Optical) whatever the user wants or needs. $1500 and I'll camp outside an Apple Store for that.
This talk about a mini or mid range computer in the new Mac Pro case does sound intriguing. Then (for those of us that do use them or at least want everything looking like it matches and goes together) someone could build an external case that is designed to fit under the computer.   Think square on the bottom curving into a round shape at the top. Kind of like the base on a kitchen blender.
 Local radio station that plays 60s, 70s and 80s. It ran a little spot the other day."If you remember when all you used a phone for was to talk to people, you're our kind of listener."
You, me and a lot of other Mac users.
  "leader who isn't afraid to make tough decisions"   I'll believe that when he kicks the dust of the ingrained Apple off his boots and we see a headless mid range Mac that Mac users have been asking for.   How tough is it to listen to your customers?
  I would gladly purchase a headless Mac with the internals of the iMac for $1500 so that I can choose my monitor. That would be a premium over the price of an iMac considering it wouldn't have a screen. So it isn't about the dollar amount. It is about the compromises that come with the dollar amount. Features for me and my family mean having things INSIDE the computer.   My oldest daughter just bought a Macbook Pro instead of waiting for Haswell so she could get one with...
  I'm a Mac fan. Heck, I'm the only Mac user remaining in my household of four. You would think people would think negatively about the rest of my family. No. They think negatively of me. Why?   Because I too am holding back.   While the rest of the family went elsewhere to find the features, hardware, "usefulness" that they either wanted or needed I stayed loyal.   I've been waiting for Apple to offer what I want and need. It's been close a couple of times but not enough...
  The people that will say no are the ones who are lucky enough to have their needs and wants met by  other Apple products.But for many of us we do recognize a gap between the mini and the Pro.   "Demand is even less for Apple's desktops, like the Mac mini,"   Perhaps because Apple's desktop line is in serious need of adjustment?
  Just today another municipality I deal with informed me that fire alarm plans must now be delivered not just in hard copy but also on optical disc. Hard copies take up a lot of space. But still, file cabinets for discs is cheaper than servers and the electricity to run them. Not everyone in the US has the benefit of huge tax bases for infrastructure and/or broadband yet.   And yes NFPA code requires hard copies of plans on site where the system is installed.
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