Originally Posted by macosxp
Not from what I've seen in forums. The vast majority demand matte, some say that they see the merits of both, and some say that they prefer glossy. But you would be surprised by the number of people I've seen who say that they will not buy a 13" MBP or an iMac with the super-glossy display. Any display that my parakeet keeps on pecking at is one that's to reflective to see the beautiful LED screen properly.
Came across a interesting article,http://www.physorg.com/news175257550.html
Basically Americans have a high rate of impulsive purchase behavior (low PDB or self control) and 80% of luxury goods are impulsive buys. Hmmm...Apple Store placement in trendy locations? All that cheap credit for so many years?
So Apple and other consumer computer makers are exploiting this and the "oh shiny" effect of glossy screens.
It's us people online who carefully review reports and/or have negative experience with glossy screens and reflections/glare that are fuming about the lack of matte screen options.
According to a poll Leveno and Ars Tech reported, over 80% of Leveno's business customers prefer matte screens over glossy.
Business people tend to be high in the self control department and Apple is a consumer products company, catering to people with low self control/early computer users with little experience. Leveno is concerned with the business computer market.
At least Apple still has the 15" MacBook Pro matte option, you can thank me and others online for that effort. Apple has always treated it's business customers like crap anyway.
If Apple only got it's head out of it's ass and concerned itself itself with the needs of both consumer and business/pro users they would own the world.
Not many men want a giant white 27" computer sitting on their office desk.
Silver sure, black sure. But not white. Looks to feminine.
But then again, perhaps Apple doesn't want a bunch of serious business people dulling the childlike impulsive carefree attitude Apple Stores seem to inflict.
Windows 7, bar any major problems, is going to seriously kick Apple's ass. I can feel it.
Bootcamp is going to come back to bite Apple in the ass too, as all those Mac labs are going to be switched to Windows 7 as the matte screen PC computers trickle in.
Apple is simply not giving the public the computers they want to buy. U.S. consumers are going to one day realize the free money trip is over, if they already have with their underwater mortgages and rising unemployment rates.
Conservatism is up, impulsiveness is going down. It's only the delusional who spend their last few grand on a Mac thinking it's going to make them money who are being fooled.
I've seen this before, Apple is going to wish it catered better to the non-impulsive market.
**Correction. New 27" iMac has a silver (not white backing) which gives it a better, more mature look. Still glossy, which causes problems with even more glare due to it's larger size.