Originally Posted by ouragan
As I see it, the next iMac will be a "Make or brake" model which will save the Apple brand of computers or sink it for good.
The word is "break" and time and time again, the way "you see it" and post it... appears to be just more of the same... stupid.
Because Apple doesn't license its operating system.....
....they have a unique competitive advantage over all the other PC makers.
the only way for students, families and companies to get a computer that could pass off for a desktop substitute is to buy an iMac.
Well your demographic selection include almost ALL computer buyers... perhaps you missed out single guys, with no families living in basements.
Microsoft has already released to manufacturing and group licensing clients its next operating system, Windows 7.
And what has that got to do with towers vs AIOs?
The reviews are very good and official launch will be on October 22, 2009, for every new computer in store.
Emphasis mine. Yep. And if those stores are in the US... and the latest NPD stats are correct... then 80% of those in store
computers are going to be... laptops.
About 18 months ago Gartner and IDC announced that sales of laptops had overtaken desktops.
NPD now puts US desktop retail sales at around 20%
The large majority of those desktops (that are towers) cost $600 dollars or less.
Apple doesn't specifically target the corporate, Windows and Exchange dominated market. (who buy the rest of those towers)
Dell, HP, Sony, Gateway, Lenovo and others now ALL have iMac like products.ie. AIOs!
How is it that you guys cannot see the facts and stats that are right in front of your eyes?
Apple must have a compelling desktop computer offering or it will disappear as a computer hardware manufacturer.
Apple has gained market share slowly but steadily for nearly SIX years. Simply by ignoring your advice.
Sure, there are MacBooks, but a portable computer is not for everyone.
No not everyone... just most everyone.
The next iMac will make or brake Apple.
No it won't and the word is "break".