Originally Posted by Nano_tube
You guys are just not listening.
No one is saying Psystar are doing the right thing. No one says that Apple should not sue their ass to kngdom come. They should. But what Psystar is showing you is that Apple is f*cking us up our collective asses in various ways. I, WILL NOT buy hardware that is twice expensive because this is what Mr. Jobs decided that I needed. Sorry - on my ass, there is a big NO ENTRY sign!
Trust me, Apple is eventually going to lose. They may shut down psystar, but then there will be another one and another one and another one. They can't go after every company and eventually some judge somewhere will rule against their ULA and it will be over. They should keep the customers that like their software - people like me.
The customer is always right.
You’re not listening. What if Apple made this tower you want, but then someone came along asn said I don’t need an i7, I want a simple Pentium in an expandable Mac tower. You can make any combination of HW you want, they can’t please everyone’s needs and they have a right to not license their OS and to not have to make a machine that they don’t want to make.
Speaking of not listening, you keep saying how much more expensive it yet ignoring the prices of just the CPUs from Intel’s own website. The Mac Pro is a professional workstation. If you going to use it to play WoW then you are not the customer they are targeting, so stop comparing it to a consumer tower.
Originally Posted by chronster
So, lets say I was a soccer mom looking for a computer. My knowledge of computers is moderate, and I'm looking for something with stability, ease of use, and peace of mind. I want a decent amount of power across the board. A simple mid level tower. What can Apple do for me? Is that not a large enough of a demographic for Apple to pay attention to?
Why does it have to be a tower. I’d think a soccer mom would want something simple and all inclusive. In case you haven’t heard, the notebook sector is growing while desktops are stalling. In fact, the only desktop market that is growing is the AIOs. It’s okay that an AIO may not fit your needs, just as it’s okay that you don’t fit Apple’s needs if you want a consumer-grade Mac tower.
PS: If that is the machine you want then make it yourself. There is plenty of info on how to do it. I’ve made several Hackintoshs over the years for fun. Apple has never once spoke about about the homebrew Mac clones.