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  • Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon

    Apple continues to ignore the basics.  MacPro updates?  Mac Mini Updates?  Truly moving the MacBook Pro forward technologically?  No, no, no.  Please Mr. Cook, a little attention to the foundational products.   Airports?  pretty much dead.  
  • Apple supply chain wary of reduced iPhone orders for Q4

    Gee, maybe instead of coming out with new phones every other day, they should try updating Mac Mini and Mac Pro and do some innovation in the computer space.   I know phones are important, but most of us aren't going to junk our $1000 iPhones every 12 months.   We are into the price territory where I need to get 2 or 3 years out of my investment.   
  • Where is Apple's innovative iPad, MacBook Pro hardware to rival Microsoft's Surface?

    I agree with the headline.

    Apple is good at doing some new things, but they let other stuff go.  I.e. they just did a decent refresh on the MacBook Pro with things we NEED like 32GB.  They did the nifty touchbar thing before, but they need to walk and chew gum.

    Mac Mini updates?  Years?   Really?  Come on Apple you can do better.    Mac PRO updates?  Years?  Ditto.  This is the technology business.  There is no good excuse to make your customers wait years for updates to tools that they depend on for day to day use.  IMHO, it's just disrespectful after a point.
  • Why Apple should cater to 'serious' gamers - and why it probably won't

    The fact is, Apple should offer top tier performance options, not just for gaming, but for pro developers, video and music. There are many that are willing to pay the premium for Apple's generally superior quality and aesthetics. Apple's lack of leading edge enhancements to it's Mac product line is really inexcusable and embarrassing. I also fear Apple is falling way behind in the "Cloud" market. This market is starting to impact the consumer market, which is where Apple lives and thrives. By ignoring this growing area, they are leaving themselves vulnerable.
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  • Apple unveils all new 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina display, Thunderbolt 3 and more

    So glad to see a new Mac Mini.   So unhappy to see it is over priced.   Bottom config should be a $599 machine.  New iPad Pros are awesome.  Nearing the ability to otherwise do away with a laptop in many cases.  Would like to see a lower cost MacBook.   Apple should not just be for the elite 10%.
  • Apple's Mac mini an 'important product,' staying in lineup

    I think it's disgraceful that Apple has allowed these products to languish for so long.  Apple also needs to up the anti in their Remote Desktop functionality and get more involved in Cloud computing.  If they don't start taking these markets seriously, they are going to be looking like IBM before they lost the PC market.  There is still a significant market in these areas.
  • Poor customer service is tarnishing Apple's image in India

    This is not just a problem in India.  Apple touts it's customer service, but I find Apple Store's service policies to be sub-par.  You need to make an appointment for just about everything.  They seem to be perpetually behind when you arrive.   The capability of much of the staff is not up to snuff.   Apple can do better.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for racial equality in light of US shooting deaths

    Really?  Senseless?  We know this how? Tragic, yes. But we don't know the facts.  This is why there are animosities.  Let the system work before making judgements.  
  • iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra betas debut for developers today, public testers in July

    Sorry, BIG YAWN.

    Apple is supposed to be the leader in innovation.  These updates are mostly bug fixes and logical minor updates to the current OS.   Even if we ignore hardware, this is less than exciting.  Swift is nice, but it's a cross platform world, what is being done to allow Swift on other platforms?  What is Apple doing in the Cloud?  They have these mega server centers, and compared to say Microsoft and Amazon, I don't see what they are being used for.  

    I am an Apple fan since 1984, but this is getting to be too much status quo, and nothing really innovative.  Personal computing is changing rapidly, but Apple seems to be stuck.  And yes, we want to hear about new hardware, iPhone 7, iWatch 2, etc.  How about an update to the Mac Pro, or the Mac Mini?  Both are long in the tooth.  This slow, nothing really new progress is not what I have come to expect from Apple.  Hopefully more substantive announcements are in the wings.