Originally Posted by hombrephaty
"You've had the Macintosh for 24 years, and the best you could do is 8% marketshare?"
Because Apple are PINHEADS.
Example, everything in the store is sold at RETAIL when you can save 25-40% elsewhere.
Ram is overpriced.
Macbook 1st GEN COULD NEVER PLAY GAMES but PRO's found out you could run motion and other pro apps.
The OPEN GL for 1st gen MACBOOKS were:
171% with Leopard.
Then APPL released X300 and the benchmark dropped to 70% making MOTION useless. Why? It couldn't play games anyway so it only affected the PRO user, the user that made Apple who they are and the take a dump on them. To boot, the PRO makes up 1% now and all the CREATIVE classes went from FCP, MOTION, SHAKE to iLife, Safari, iPhoto and email. Duh. Mom and pops trying to do email.
They continue this strategy by releasing NEW MACBOOKS with no firewire. Sure it will run games and for sure, run MOTION and SHAKE, and PHOTOSHOP and APERATURE and MORE, but no FIREWIRE. Musicians are furios (LONG LIVE EFI-X, I hope this takes a big chunk from Apple). FWIW, I know some APPLE sales and GENIUS people and they say the new MACBOOKS are NOT SELLING. Good. Serves Apple right. They used to have commission for their sales people, now they get $10 dollars an hour and know one person who sold 1.3 million last year and you know what he got? A piece of paper saying good job as he works his part time, non insured $10 an hour job.
Apple needs to grow up. Fan boyz need to stop being blind and see that APPLE markets all their hardware in a way that if you really need a feature, you will have to pay for it.
The ironic thing is now the MBPro costs about the same for the MACBOOK yet the profit margins are much higher.
Again, long live EFI-X and I hope this goes on for a long time and machines can be built for fractional cost and do really well. With the help of OSX-86, you can get a laptop that also runs OSX. GOOD.
Until Apple realizes that PROS will own both (if newer machine had firewire) and release machines people want, I am all for the hacks and OSX86. Apple is fickle and am tired of them NOT GIVING THE END USER what they want.
There needs to be a Macbook with all ports, including xpress slot and firewire.
New Macbook Pro's should be differentiated by having quad cores.
New Mac Pro's should be the newer 8 cores x 2 machines and another APPLE GOTCHA is the seating that Apple uses for MAC PRO ram, why? Because if they used normal RAM and not ECC (error correction server ram), you would be able to buy 8/16 GB for 90% less than what Apple charges.
In a way, I can't wait for the end of Jobs at the helm.
You can be sure OSX will be released as an OS for any machine as well as machines that meet everyone's needs and please, spare me the APPLE WON'T DO IT (release the OS for other machines), as I have been right about everything. I said Apple would go x86 years ago, that they had to in order to keep up. Well, Apple is going to need to keep up as iPhones, machine sales are down and will go down and if Apple wants to stay on top, they will have to make tough choices, but choices that everyone wants.
Oh and release a 2.6 mini, firewire, 4GB ram, HDMI, great graphics, DVR (dump apple tv, its a dud just like the air) and get millions of sales.