Originally Posted by gastroboy
The reasons why I am NOT going ahead with my purchase, after trying the new models, are:
3. The sad upgrades (in some cases retrogrades) to the iLife suite and iWork suite. Doesn't bode well for what we are going to get served with Leopard.
Looks like Apple doesn't really care about any of this.
We can accept your opinions or consider some from the experts, e.g.,
“Overall, it appears that Apple has struck a good balance between keeping iPhoto simple, and adding the right level of features to make it more useful. If you have a .Mac account, the Web Gallery feature alone is a stunning addition, but there are enough other enhancements that make iPhoto a great application, even if all you want to do is manage your images on your Mac.”
“From what I’ve seen so far, Keynote ’08 is a winner that fills in many of the gaps in previous versions.”
GARAGE BAND 4
“At first glance, this is a nicely-refined, if not earth-shaking, update.”
“I think Apple’s new approach to spreadsheets is going to be quite successful, at least based on my initial hands-on time. The program is fast, the features are well thought out, and the new paradigm that Apple has applied to the staid old spreadsheet application solve many of the frustrations that we’ve come to accept with those traditional programs.”
iMac 20” 2.4 GHz
Editors’s Choice Award
“Because this new iMac is so fully-featured, especially compared to other systems on the market, we have to give it an Editor’s Choice,…
Apple did a really good job in putting a fast PC together
With its super-elegant new design and a strong configuration, Apple’s new iMac competes with the PC desktop market better than perhaps any previous Mac to date.”
“…key mechanics also have a smooth response that make it a pleasure to type on.”
And another from Macworld
"And much, much more
Beyond these major features Apple has included many minor changes which should bolster Pages’ versatility and usefulness as a day-to-day word processing and page layout program…"