Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.
If your solution is the answer, why hasn't Apple done it, Wizard? :P
Who really knows? I'm on the east coast, I don't think I've ever run into an Apple employee other than store personnel. I can just as well ask why Apple hasn't put serious effort into the Mini or the Mac Pro. By the way a declining market isn't an excuse here. For one thing the market hasn't really declined for Apple.
The iMac is selling 1 million or near enough desktops.
IMac sales have been flat for some time with the Mini and the Pro in decline. You should ask yourself why after taking a serious look at Apples line up. There is considerably more value for the consumer in their laptop line up and that has been the case for a long time now. Hell in most of Apples laptops with a hard disk bay it is easier to change that disk than it is in an iMac.
'Glorious' enough for those users... See Apple's 'glorious' marketing for details. Plenty of small business have them. (If they want something even cheaper, try the mini...) It doesn't matter if you think it is a joke.
Here you go again trying to put words into my mouth. The Mini isn't a joke but it is very much less than ideal for my needs in its current form. If you can't understand that people have needs that the iMac doesn't address i would imagine we will never see eye to eye.
Your thinking is old. And that you use Kodak as an example is a prime example of this.
Not at all the concepts are the same.
Go past the Apple store again. And see what they sell.
Lots of laptops.
Let me know if that changes in the next ten years. (Let's try this scenario..., 'Apple launches Dave's mythical and somewhat (hey, it's Apple...) accessible tinker box for an affordable price with decent gpu...into a shrinking desktop market...yet they can't be arsed to make a new Mac Pro?' Hhahahahaha...sorry. Doesn't sound right, does it?)
The new Mac Pro or a replacement device for the Mac Pro is coming.
You'll buy a £2k+ 'new' pro (if they ever make one...) or a Haswell Mini. You'll like it. Or lump it. (You can have Apple's 'mid range' desktop/tower solutions, top end Mac Mini or an iMac...don't want it?)
Here is the problem with the Mini, with a little bit of tweaking it could very well be passable as the type of computer I could make good use of. Will Apple do that little bit of tweaking, I certainly can't say but the Minis stagnate nature certainly isn't helping it in the marketplace.
Your mentality reminds me of Detroit of the seventies and eighties. The same basic crap year after year and keep ones head in the sand ignoring the innovation from all across the globe. All I'm really asking for is a little innovation on the desktop and a better value equation, after a decade it is about time
....you can buy a laptop. :P
I might just do that again if they remain the only rational bit of value in Apples line up. In many ways I'm very happy with my old MBP as it has held up well but at this point isn't worth investing a lot of money.
An AIO iPad/laptop user 'whining' about an X-Mac Apple have no intention of making. ...and critical of the AIO iMac. Ironic.
Nothing ironic about it really. With the iPad I really have a better mobile solution for my needs than a laptop. It would make sense to pair it with a desktop. However that desktop really needs to be worth the money and it has to be suitable for other uses I wouldn't put a laptop to.
Buy an iMac and you'll have an unholy trinity, Wizard.
At this point I can't see my self buying an iMac any time soon. apple is simply going in the wrong direction with that platform. You may wish to champion the machine but I see it as the exact opposite of what I need.
Have a happy.