iMac Patriot?

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
What about a model of iMac in a Patriotic theme?

Like a red white and blue model (CRT would look best I would say, or they could make one for each model??) where SOME (not all of course) of the procedes went to the families of victims of 9/11?

I know, Apple already did a lot for them (new iBooks for the kids who lost families) and was even selling a $500 iMac in NY, DC, and Penn. But I think that this could really sell, and even if Apple didnt make much profit, a LOT of people would get macs... BIG boost for marketshare...

Or is this just way too insensitive to the victims?



  • Reply 1 of 15
    Actually not a bad idea if they were looking for something to do with any leftover stock of CRT iMacs *if* they are EOLed. FOr $500 bucks and say 50% of the proceedes going to the charity (as long as Bill O'reilly stays on Apple's ass and makes sure the cash goes where it needs to go ) I would pony up the $500. I always wanted an iMac anyway but could never really justify getting one. Something like that, with helping the families, having basically a collector's item not only in that it was limited but an EOLed model, but part of a product line that revolutionized computer design, and the fact that I always wanted one and it was a cheap price, definitly. You are onto something, my friend!
  • Reply 2 of 15
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    yeah, but im thinking that MOST people will see this as just some publicity stunt...

  • Reply 3 of 15
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    it would still be cool...

    It would also probably get old pretty fast...



  • Reply 4 of 15
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by FERRO:

    <strong>it would still be cool...

    It would also probably get old pretty fast...

    E PLURIBUS UNIX</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I dono, I mean there are a lot of things that are Red white and blue out there and I mean with good reason, the nation has changed...

    I dont think this partiotism thing is just a fad. People will not forget what happened. They will be proud to be American...

  • Reply 5 of 15
    Horned_frog, you've always wanted an iMac eh?I'm selling mine(DVSE graphite sept 2001 slot loading) email me if your interested

    [email protected]
  • Reply 6 of 15
    Sounds ugly to me but if you just have got to display your true colors then it's for you.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    hee hee, Bill O'reilly kicks....

    he's my hero...
  • Reply 8 of 15
    myahmacmyahmac Posts: 222member
    it could happen. i work at radio shack and all of our phone covers that are in anyway patriotic get sold the day we pull them out of the box. same with our american flag mouse pads. i think it it would need a black round and then it might look ok. ill try my first mockup to see how it looks. but the if guys have seen the american eagle cover for the nokia 5185 then you know what i mean
  • Reply 9 of 15

    I don't know if Apple will, but if this pic is any indication, I might.....

  • Reply 10 of 15
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    I don't get it... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 11 of 15
    macgregormacgregor Posts: 1,434member
    Bill O'Reilly?!!?!? No such thing as a no-spin zone, esp. on FOX or MSNBC or anywhere else I guess, dang I miss the BBC.

    Patriotism is okay, but if the red, white and blue were sort of metallic or translucent it might be cool. Just the three colors really won't have alot of staying power though.

    From the look of it, it sure seems like an easy thing to snap on custom colors. Has anyone gotten close enough to one to tell how the outer plastics are attached?
  • Reply 12 of 15
    scadboyscadboy Posts: 189member
    I'm so sick of all this compulsary commercial patriotic bullshit.

    You mean to tell me that it takes a horriffic terrorist attack on a country for it's citizens to be proud and happy about living there? In six months when osama is dead and people realize, or atleast admit, that George Bush is still a dufus, all this pro-american marketting push is going to be very "yesterday."

    Yeah, I'll put four giant tacky magnetic american flags, painted and cut out by hand by Chinese child laborers, on my giant mexican-built "american" SUV, currently being fueled by five gallons of middle-eastern oil for every half-mile I could've walked, so I can go down to my local apple store and buy the "proud to be an american" iMac Special Edition, built in taiwan, and then I'll do my patriotic duty and go down to mcdonals for lunch so I can eat a burger made from a cow that was raised in what was once a part of a south american rain forest, and die from heart disease when I'm 35.

    Yeah, America is so great...

  • Reply 13 of 15
    macgregormacgregor Posts: 1,434member
    Alright Scadboy! I'm impressed!
  • Reply 14 of 15
    [quote]Originally posted by gumby5647:

    <strong>hee hee, Bill O'reilly kicks....

    he's my hero... </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Hahahaha yeah. He's so funny.
  • Reply 15 of 15
    Change the dark grey color castings on the front, top, and back of the G4 on the left to Ice and you've got it! The one on the right would look boss too with matching blue color panels for the front & top

    image from<a href=""; target="_blank">AppleSkinz</a>
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