Big glass cube? ... Oh no!

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
What if the first Intel Mac models weren't Minis or flash PowerBooks or PowerMacs at all, but Apple's other product line which has been sitting in limbo: the Cube!

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  • Reply 1 of 13
    tubgirltubgirl Posts: 177member
    how about a 'mac-on-a-stick' mac?! i'd like to see that...
  • Reply 2 of 13
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Or perhaps a AppleII emulator
  • Reply 3 of 13
    Mac Shuffle: only $300, no video interface, runs apps at random and uses MacInTalk to read off the text on the screen.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    smalmsmalm Posts: 654member
    Mac Shuffle
  • Reply 5 of 13
    Quote:

    Originally posted by cubist

    What if the first Intel Mac models weren't Minis or flash PowerBooks or PowerMacs at all, but Apple's other product line which has been sitting in limbo: the Cube!



    By sitting in limbo you mean, extinct since 2001?
  • Reply 6 of 13
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BigMcLargehuge

    By sitting in limbo you mean, extinct since 2001?



    Arthur C Clarke told me that the cube will reapper in 2010 : "something wonderful will happen"
  • Reply 7 of 13
    cubistcubist Posts: 954member
    Well, the G4 Cube was overdesigned, with its fancy latches and complex case, and clunky too with its "muffler". It was an eyecatching design, altho for users it wasn't so great with the spaghetti of cables streaming out the bottom. A new design would have to be much simpler.



    It just struck me as surprising that Apple is building a "big glass cube" on the front of their new store. I realize that has nothing to do with the wares sold inside. I posted at a moment of hubris. Sorry. We all know that the mactels will be indistinguishable from E-machines minitowers; Apple is going for the mainstream, not the boutique.
  • Reply 8 of 13
    low-filow-fi Posts: 357member
    Let's hope this large cube doesn't bloody crack
  • Reply 9 of 13
    cubistcubist Posts: 954member
    No, those are mold lines!
  • Reply 10 of 13
    How about a pyramid shaped Mac?



    I've seen stereo amps done that way...
  • Reply 11 of 13
    tubgirltubgirl Posts: 177member
    Quote:

    How about a pyramid shaped Mac?



    http://silverpcs.zoovy.com/product/l...yramid_silver/
  • Reply 12 of 13
    dobbydobby Posts: 794member
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    Damn, thats ugly!
  • Reply 13 of 13
    cubistcubist Posts: 954member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dobby

    Damn, thats ugly!



    And a pyramid is very wasteful of space, too. It's almost the worst possible shape, maximizing exterior surface while minimizing interior volume. A tetrahedron is worse.
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