Originally Posted by igxqrrl
…if it needs an external optical drive, and it needs external speakers, it is looking less like an "All-In-One".
But it "needs" neither.
Originally Posted by Mobius
What's the point in making compromises in functionality… …lack of ODD…
Because that isn't a compromise in anything.
Originally Posted by cameronj
What do you think is the cause of the computers selling out to such a long wait already? The crazy huge pent-up demand? Again, believe what you want, but the preponderance of evidence all points one way.
Yeah, it points to the pent-up demand. If you're going to lie about self-made shortages done to make Apple look good, at least have proof.
Originally Posted by sflocal
Or is it all supposed to be only about you??
Originally Posted by john_l_uk
One thing that is both a step backwards and inexplicable on the grounds of cost is abandoning a line-in port.
But did anyone really use it? I have a quality microphone and… it's USB. I mean, line-in? That's very '80s.
Originally Posted by AnalogJack
I cannot believe the idiotic Cnet comment that they felt that Apple was being deceptive by pretending that the computer was actually 5mm deep.
I believe that the advertising images are slightly deceptive, but I do not at all believe that Apple is begin deceptive in actually telling you the size.
Originally Posted by Vaelian
…which I accept because it's a laptop.
This is why it's okay, and this is why you have no argument.
Originally Posted by sequitur
I wonder why Apple didn't raise everything out of the chin and eliminate it.
Stops reselling scams, is an iconic look, does actually hold components, and I actually like it!
Remember, it's not the same thickness top to bottom.
Originally Posted by Vaelian
Joke's on you; your reduction to absurdity didn't even address the point of the poster you're quoting...
Sounds more like he's quoting exactly what people who don't know what they want always say about such things.
Yes, but when you only want average sound, the built-in speakers should suffice; otherwise it defeats the point of an all-in-one.
And they're giving you average sound.
That is no excuse to actually make the built-in audio worse. The mid-2011 iMac does actually sound good enough for me, but the late-2011 MacBook Pro doesn't.
You're fine with the latter but not with the former. That's why this is okay, and that's why you don't have much place to complain about it.
I think what the person you replied to was trying to say is that optical media is far from being dead or irrelevant.
The person was wrong, so does it matter?
Only in the US, so moot point.
Yeah, there are no digital video rentals/purchases anywhere but the US. 😒
Apple prides themselves for quality and make us pay for it; it is thus perfectly reasonable to see complaints and complain when quality falters.
And yet you hold a double standard on that yourself.
S'pose if you hate the environment and would rather pee on an oil-covered seagull than clean it off, that's fine.
I'm no "mean, green, tree-hugging machine" myself, but I like hearing about costs going down.
Most of the package is either filled with foam or air...
Are you honestly pretending this invalidates anything that he has said? Really?
…there's plenty of it to go around, and it can be recycled, so you're concerned with a virtually unlimited resource.
At current rate of use, we run out of aluminum in 2040. And we're increasing our rate of use. Talk about a full-body record scratch.
Of course, I'm the one paying for everything, am I not?
So go buy a PC box instead, since you don't know how the iMac is built.
Our opinions are so irrelevant that we only got 2 executives fired and an apology letter in the space of 2 months...
Nothing to do whatsoever with what we're talking about.
There's a huge distance between zero bass response and great quality audio. Why are you ignoring that distance?
Sounds like you're ignoring it.
I use them to record calls from my iPhone because I can't intercept the audio using an app.
That's illegal, yeah?
You've answered your own question, because of the 1%...
And you've invalidated your entire point: that's not why the iMac exists. Go buy a PC box.
There's a huge difference between zero bass response to bass and massive bass sound.
Echo! Echo. Echo…
…which are really really bad and useless.
Double standard, AND you're changing your story in the same post! That's the dream of the Brigade and you've matched it!
Originally Posted by SolipsismX
2) I don't think that's unreasonable. As noted in a different thread I'll be paying $150 for 2x8GB Kingston RAM for my iMac.
I think it sort of is, since there's no 32GB option when the thing can handle it. I guess 16GB sticks still don't exist in that size yet?
Originally Posted by pinkunicorn
The iMac only got a front cover large photo for 1 day... 1 day. That speaks volumes about the future of Mac to me.
It cycles. If you didn't already know that they don't care about their computers, is there really anything that can be done to help you now? Been FIVE YEARS.
Edited by Tallest Skil - 12/1/12 at 8:16am