Originally posted by AuroraI have said it many times in other places, the hardware division is a flipping mess, get Jobs out of Marketing and product line up. You got to keep the pro's happy then do it but dont do it at the expense of the billions of consumers outhere. They have crippled Imac so bad its crazy. All these years of making iMac a literal dog performance wise has cost them their market. It should have allways had the fastest single cpu they could get their hands on but instead they gave it it leftovers from powermac and this has nearly killed it and Apples market. I would fire whoever runs Hardware, be it Jobs then so be it. Can anyone remember any product that shipped on time? Clean house and build a cheapo mac for the newbies and a powerful consumer model for the gamers and prosumers. KILL the TIER STRUCTURE before it KILLS APPLE!
with that said watch them release in Sept a 1.6 G5 with FX5200 and monitor attached.
Would you just get off your crippled iMac story. Nobody is buying that crap but you. The iMac is not crippled. It's not intended as a Pro workstation, and we all know it. If YOU don't your an idiot! Do you and every consumer have $5,000 to spend on an iMac. A few people may buy $5,000 iMacs, but Apple has to offer something for people that don't, and the iMac is it. You have not even seen, or have any idea what is powering this new iMac.
Apple does not have an 83 billion dollar war chest to throw away computers that wont sell for sh*t.
There is only one Apple, and they have made it this far by offering the best pro software, the best OS, and the best possible user experience they can by splitting their products into carefully thought out positions, and points that remain attractive to the user while trying to remain as affordable as possible. 2% market share doesn't give you the luxury of making different computers for every day of the week. You cant compare Apple to PC's in these regards because the PC is 1000's of companies in-which all of them can offer something different from one another and saturate the computing market with useless options.
Your argument doesn't hold water in the real world. The tiering system is what has held Apple together throughout. Your ignorance immaturity, and inexperience has blinded your view of reason, and reality. The tiers are at times unattractive to some, but it's not because the tier structure is lacking in conceptual design, or reason. It's because if the lack of available design time do to lack of available processors. If (Motorola) IBM has not handed Apple a processor to design a motherboard around in X amount of time what choices does Apple have to offer when time X comes around? Think about that for a minute
. This has been a struggle Apple has been dealing with for years, but they have decided to ride it out, and it will soon pay off.