[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I don't know. Here's my take:
I think there are several types of Mac people, and people like us who hang out at Mac-centric forums, discuss the technical end of things, speculate about future products, etc. always look ahead and hold the bar high. Probably TOO high, truth be known.
But, in general, part of me thinks that we're the minority. A small, albeit vocal and savvy, chunk of the Mac-using, Apple-buying universe.
Part of me thinks Apple isn't talking to US (or other more "geeky" leaning segments) and are simply talking to the population at large, who do own iMacs and iBooks and stuff, but AREN'T into every little detail about the processors, video cards, etc.
I mean, believe it or not, some people buy a Mac and just use it for surfing, writing and listening to music and they've never once visited a site like this, they don't really go to maccentral.com or macnn.com.
This is so true.. I develop Mac software for a living, and I'm always shocked when we get user studies, which show users are a lot less savy than we think.. so I've started thinking of features, etc in terms of how my mom might use it.
Even my wife, who loves her Mac, and uses it a lot to do DVD's of our wedding and other special things, couldn't really care about what's going to get announced on Monday, and just shakes her head when she sees what site I traverse..