Originally posted by onlooker
I said an $800 - $900 POS would steal sales from the iMac. and at the end of the post I concluded that we did not need a POS for people to complain about, and tarnish Apples image. I did not say the mini steals sales from the iMac, and so on. That's your sudden logic. The mini and the iMac are priced far enough apart to separate them from each others market. And the PM is it's own beast. Nothing touches it, and we ( I ) love it that way.
The 800-900 system wouldn't need to be a POS, the general complaint everyone makes is the need for a headless imac. A headless iMac would not be a POS and would automatically be cheaper by not having to include a monitor.
Like I said before:
Originally posted by ecking
If it was just a regular shaped pc tower that way it would have the upgradability that people THINK they need but with nice apple styling switchers would appreciate that.
Obviously to accomidate that the product line would need to change a bit (the mini would have to cheaper like 699 MAX) but it could fit.
1.66GHz Intel Core Duo
160GB Serial ATA hard drive
128MB ATI Graphics
AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth
In a tower for $999 but with nice apple case design.
That would kill switchers, most don't want more than a basic computer and get confused or afriad of different sizes or everything built in.
Redesigning the product line to this
would be better:
Mac Mini 1.5 Solo - $499
Mac Mini 1.66 Duo - $699
Mac Lite 1.66 Duo - $999
Mac Lite 1.83 Duo - $1499
iMac HD 2.00 Duo- $1299
iMac HD 2.16 Duo - $1699
Mac Pro Dual Something - $1999
Mac Pro Dual Something - $2499
Mac Pro Quad Something - $3299
That covers all their bases and only adds 2 machines.
Then the monitors:
19" Cinema Display - $599
21" Cinema Display HD - $899
24" Cinema Display HD - $1199
30" Cinema Display HD - $2399
Then the Laptops:
MacBook - 13.3" IG 1.5 Solo - $899
MacBook - 13.3" IG 1.66 Duo - $1099
MacBook - 13.3" ATI 128MB 1.66 Duo - $1499
MacBook Pro - 15.4" ATI 128MB 2.00 Duo - $1999
MacBook Pro - 15.4" ATI 256MB 2.16 Duo - $2499
MacBook Pro - 17" ATI 256MB 2.33 Duo - $2999
If Apple did that, I think they'd have a flawless product line.
But I don't see them being that great.
I don't think that would canabalize anyone machine because the imac still offers a lot for less than the price of a Mac Lite plus a monitor.
And no professionals would opt for the lite vs pro so that's of no concern.This takes into account the processor price drops
Which allows the mini to take 100 bucks off each one.
Goddamn I wish I chose their product offerings.