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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Jony Ive's Design Video for the Twentieth Anniversary Mac




OS X Daily points us to the launch video for the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh featuring a much younger and less-polished Jony Ive, complete with hair and British accent.
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For those who don't know, the 20th Anniversary Mac was a limited edition Mac priced at a whopping $7499. It was one of the first all-in-one computers to have an LCD display, and at the time was about as cool as a computer could be. Looking back, it's easy to see how the design and thought of the 20th Anniversary Mac influenced the design of future Macs, especially iMacs.
Jony Ive was recently promoted and put in charge of all Human Interface teams at Apple, in addition to his existing role as head of Industrial Design.


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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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The TAM was one cool computer. I had bought one from eBay, but eventually got rid of it because the CD drive didn't work.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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That was really an amazing design for its time. Nice video.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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The TAM was way too ahead of its time (which is mirrored in the price tag).
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That thing cost the same amount as my first car. Wow.
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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Friend still has his 20th Anniversary. $10,000 and a guy in a tux delivered it in a limo and set it up for you. Pretty crazy.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
BOSE is all name.... their products are so-so.

There is a reason why they never publish their specs on their speakers... because they aren't that great.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:53 PM   #10
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
Although Bose makes decent speakers once in awhile, they are perhaps the most overrated consumer electronics company in the world. You can get much better speakers for less money. There's this running joke that audiophiles use to describe Bose: "No Highs? No Lows? Must be Bose!"
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:16 PM   #11
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
Bose is not very good. Plenty of other great speaker makers out there.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:03 PM   #12
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
I don't think you've heard these speakers on my Retina MacBook Pro! Sounds like freaking surround sound, can even be heard in a room of loud kids.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:34 AM   #13
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
I wouldn't, BOSE makes really bad overpriced products. Tarnish to Apples good name these days.

Anyway.

20th Anniversary Mac, is without a doubt one of the coolest computers ever built.

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I've got a small Bose system on my computer desk, and it sounds incredible.
No offense, but you have low standards if you think any bose system sounds incredible. They sound OK at best.

I'd love for Apple to partner with a company like Cerwin Vega for speakers.

Back to the Mac, as cool as this computer is, and it was a bit before my time. ( I was just getting into HS when this thing came out ). It really kinda summed up what was wrong with Apple at the time, sure it looked great. But it had tons of issues, and came at a HUGE price.

Those were the days....Apple was making crap....( tho this crap looked awesome )....and HP, Dell, and Compaq actually made really high quailty consumer machines.

Oh how times have changed. And Ives hair has fallen out.
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
I'd be happier if they'd opt for Altec Lansing or Harman/Kardon. They both make decent speakers...

Bose, on the other hand, is not that great for the money, and Beats is absolute garbage.
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Wait… Did I see a BOSE logo on that subwoofer????

I'd like for Apple and BOSE to work together again and make some incredible laptop and desktop speakers. And I know they won't be the first (look to HP and Beats, but really, they are Beats, c'mon), but they will be one of the best.
BOSE is not a good audio company - they are successful on account of great marketing and nailing the wife-acceptance-factor.

But please realize they are not a name to hold in high regard when you're hoping for some truly great audio design.

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I think Bose speakers are best in-class, the prices... are too high though.
you need to get out more - Bose are widely accepted to be pretty much worst in-class.

Not trying to be mean, but if you do take joy from great audio, there's a whole world of music waiting for you!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:57 PM   #16
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That thing cost the same amount as my first car. Wow.
That cost more than ALL of my cars (Austin Mini, MG Midget, MGB, Renault 5 GT Turbo, Peugeot 405, Peugeot 406 and another 406).

Oh, except for the Caterham 7 SV Roadsport 150
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That thing cost the same amount as my first car. Wow.
You must have had a pretty nice first car (well, nice for a first car anyway)
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You must have had a pretty nice first car (well, nice for a first car anyway)
Brand new 1988 Hyundai Excel, on the lot, stickered at $7499. I was 19 years old.

The engine in that thing was ludicrously underpowered. If I was going 55MPH on the highway, downhill, and the air conditioner kicked on, it would slow down. Not kidding!
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Brand new 1988 Hyundai Excel, on the lot, stickered at $7499. I was 19 years old.

The engine in that thing was ludicrously underpowered. If I was going 55MPH on the highway, downhill, and the air conditioner kicked on, it would slow down. Not kidding!
Jesus, that thing must have had a tiny engine - Because usually (well, in my experience, anyway) small cars are quite zippy because of their light weight, so they don't need that big of an engine...

...At least it had airconditioning tho
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That thing cost the same amount as my first car. Wow.
It cost 3 times as much as my first car.
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That thing cost the same amount as my first car. Wow.
That was more than my first car by about 6K!
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The TAM was way too ahead of its time (which is mirrored in the price tag).
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That was really an amazing design for its time. Nice video.
Ya, but amazing how far Apple and Jony have come still!
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Ya, but amazing how far Apple and Jony have come still!
Wow isn't he just so full of **** how he talks up things?!
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Wow isn't he just so full of **** how he talks up things?!
No. I just think he is truly passionate about what he does!
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Let's all remember that there was no computer with that level of design at the time.
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