Originally Posted by emig647
Speaking of the Mac Mini being dropped... what happened to all those rumors?
It's a trick - Apple always want you to be thinking the opposite of what they will actually do. I suspect what's going to happen is that the iMac gets dropped, after all it's the only product out of place in the lineup.
You have the low-end laptop and high-end laptop.
You have the low end tower (mini) and high end tower (Mac Pro).
By introducing an ultra-portable gives 3 laptop models and the current Macbook may become the mid-range so there needs to be a mid-range tower to match the line-up. The iMac is then all alone in the cold and nobody will buy it.
The iMac was just a gimmick to win people back to the platform. Now that people are here, they don't need it any more.
Yeah let's circulate that rumor and take the heat off the poor Mini, which has really been one of Apple's best computer models ever made. If they had put an X1600 in it and a 7200 rpm drive, it would have been close to a perfect consumer desktop.
They could have even had a little slot at the bottom of the Cinema displays for it and packaged the two together. Mac Mini + Cinema display = £800, low end iMac = £800.
It even has the drive slot at the front so it's easy to push discs in.
If it breaks, all you have to do is lift off the Mini at the bottom and carry that back to the store.