Originally Posted by spikeme
So my MBP recently took a fall from an airplanes overhead compartment when the person sitting next to me dropped my bag, the end result is I have a huge dipple in the side of it and the screen has warped causing color distortion in the corner.
I've been lucky as my MBP has taken a couple of drops with no damage. Each time though that sinking feeling comes on, will the LCD be broken, the disk corrupted etc & etc.
Anyways what this is really about is I was wondering what everyone thinks/wants Apple to do next with their MBP line up. As I want/need to get a new MBP but for the time being am using an external display until I get a new one.
I have no idea what Apple will do but do know what I'd like to see.
So a couple of ideas I had were,
Remove the CD drive. 1. Whenever I need to export photos now I use USB Drives or my iDisk. In addition to this Apple should setup a similar "App Store" / Digital Locker on apple.com where you can buy all of your software from and manage it accordingly. (Probably 30/70 spilt but I don't see that being a problem with software companies, if they don't have to pay for CD and distribution costs) 2. More space for HDD/SDD or other goodies or even thinner
That should be an external optical in my opinion. Further Mac OS/X needs to be distributed on SD disks.
As to the HD space I'd like room for at least 2 SSDs. My big problem is not enough internal space on the hard drive. So there three slots would be even better.
I'd love an app store for the Mac as long as the Mac and its OS remains open. Believe it or not the primary reason is updates. I'd rather that my machine is updated continuously with the latest bug fixes and security tweaks, these days that takes a lot of work. App store on the iPhone makes that incredibly easy to deal with.
Lightpeak NOW! I know this is a while away but I can't wait to the day where every thing I do I can do with ONE CABLE.
I want Lightpeak myself but this idea that everything will be done on one cable is a pipe dream. Especially when we are about to see an explosion in monitor density.
IPS Screens. The current ones are nice and mirror like, but please if I am paying 2000 dollars plus I don't want to then go and buy an external monitor just to use it. I can buy a mirror for 2 dollars at Walmart.
Please grow up, people want the screens Apple currently has because they are an all around better experience. Besides if you are seeing your reflection whos fault is it?
But I don't know what else people would like to see in the next generation but post it up so Apple will hopefully read it.
No Intel graphics anywhere in the box!!!!!
Longer battery life.
Built in provisions for a cellular modem.
GPS - I'm not so sure why Apple has been so slow to implement this on the laptops. It is a big win for cell phones.
Just being picky now but how about a HD camera in the laptop for HD web conversations
How about not.