Originally posted by TenoBell
You guys throw the word crippled around a lot, can we describe what crippled means for context.
In context of its intended market how was the iMac G4 crippled? The iMac line has been Apple's most successful computers.
The iMac line yes, the iBook sold better than the the iMac G4, iirc.
It sold much worse than it should.
- 15" TFT prices did go up instead of down, like Apple had anticipated. So Apple had to add $100 to the list price.
- The iMac also didn't have a processor upgrade for 13 months!!!
Looks pretty crippled to me.
It had also to do with the Motorola's G4 successor that didn't work as hoped (it had some thermal and exploding issues) and the project eventually got cancelled in the spring of 2002.
(These are 4.5 years old rumours, etc. so don't ask for facts or links because I can't provide those.)
So Apple had to rely on the G4 for more than 18 months before they could introduce the ppc970.
(And 31 months before they could introduce the iMacG5)
You can certainly make an argument for the Mac mini not including a keyboard or mouse as being crippled, but you know that when you buy it.
Indeed. But not because of the keyboard and mouse.
Apple does not want the mini to sell as well as the iMac.