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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:07 AM   #26
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Yep, the general consensus is "do away with 90% of your revenues". Seems like legit advice right there.

(are all you guys eager to see Apple being shutdown or something ?)
LOL..only 78% actually..

I thinks folks will be happy if they felt there was a real refocus on the Mac. Apple is big enough now to focus effectively on both.

I'll admit I'm not the person to guide Apple I don't think of myself as an iOS user and still 3 years after the fact can't figure out what I'd do with an iPad..My wife can only thinks of the things she can do with an iPad.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:43 AM   #27
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Oh god no... Apple is far too keen on removing advanced settings in the name of accessibility. I don't want them anywhere near Photoshop or Illustrator.
Well of course without touching the software
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:08 AM   #28
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LOL..only 78% actually..

I thinks folks will be happy if they felt there was a real refocus on the Mac. Apple is big enough now to focus effectively on both.

I'll admit I'm not the person to guide Apple I don't think of myself as an iOS user and still 3 years after the fact can't figure out what I'd do with an iPad..My wife can only thinks of the things she can do with an iPad.
I agree with you, would be happy to see some more effort on the Mac side as well even if I don't use Macs myself.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:14 AM   #29
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Have one "entry level" product for each product line to get people into the ecosystem.

Have a line of regularly updates phones
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:30 AM   #30
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Never gonna happen, BUT they should build the MMM (Mythical Midtower Mac). A midsize, expandable Mac; a Mac Pro Mini as it were.

They'd sell like hot cakes. Let those who don't like to tinker have their iMacs. There are those of us who want Mac Pro versatility, but don't need the overkill expansion or performance. I'm not an engineer or a scientist. I don't need 16-core 64GB RAM and 20 petabyte of storage.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:32 PM   #31
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* keep inventing cool new devices. I understand that Steve put a plan in place for 5 years out after his death. Don't stop.

* Don't forget the graphics professionals hardware wise. This means specifically the Mac Pro and Mac Book pro 17".

* Don't forget graphic professionals software wise. These are the people who kept the faith when the bottom end almost dropped out.

* Don't be so quick to obsolete technologies. Sure, if its is a maintenance nightmare, that is one thing. If it is just something that takes another 50 Mb on the install disk and causes no additional issues, leave it alone. At a minimum, if you take something away from us, at least give us an equal (or better) tool. I could write several pages on this issue alone, but this isn't the place.

* Don't forget the enterprise. Large companies spend big dollars on equipment.

* Don't dismiss new growth areas. I know that the consumer market is where it is at now for Apple and I certainly wouldn't suggest abandoning it. But don't dismiss new growth sector opportunities either. Consumers are fickle.

* Just get it over with and buy Adobe.

* Build stuff in the USA, where possible. How many trade secrets and millions of dollars are lost due to build location.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:32 PM   #32
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Never gonna happen, BUT they should build the MMM (Mythical Midtower Mac). A midsize, expandable Mac; a Mac Pro Mini as it were.

They'd sell like hot cakes. Let those who don't like to tinker have their iMacs. There are those of us who want Mac Pro versatility, but don't need the overkill expansion or performance. I'm not an engineer or a scientist. I don't need 16-core 64GB RAM and 20 petabyte of storage.
THIS is the Mac I want. THIS is the Mac I will buy. Every current desktop Mac would force me to either do without things I want and use, or pay through the nose in order to get it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:29 PM   #33
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THIS is the Mac I want. THIS is the Mac I will buy. Every current desktop Mac would force me to either do without things I want and use, or pay through the nose in order to get it.
Too bad it wouldn't sell like hotcakes with the market on the decline (laptops sales have been higher than desktop sales since 2008 now).
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:41 PM   #34
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Don't follow the herd and fads ala Samsung. Samsung might be the cool kid now but that won't last forever.
Does anyone think that Samsung is cool? Really?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:49 PM   #35
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Does anyone think that Samsung is cool? Really?
I find it lame to find any company ''cool''
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:01 AM   #36
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:11 AM   #37
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Does anyone think that Samsung is cool? Really?
Just saw an article on Forbes asking if Samsung is cooler than Apple. So the media wants you to believe so.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:26 AM   #38
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I find it lame to find any company ''cool''
Since they're all run by people in suits or "sport jackets" (would you ever wear one of those for sports ? Really ?), nothing cool about them.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:37 AM   #39
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1. License OSX to select high quality computer manufactures, such as Samsung, Lenovo, and Sony. (I know it will never happen).

2. Stop suing people, and focus on innovating.

3. Oh- and make finder more like windows explorer.

I could make a long list, but those 3 things pop to me right now.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:41 AM   #40
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1. License OSX to select high quality computer manufactures, such as Samsung, Lenovo, and Sony. (I know it will never happen).
And kill 10% of their revenue... (which amounts to a 5 bn$ business). No.

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3. Oh- and make finder more like windows explorer.
No.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:01 AM   #41
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I'd like to see other apps utilizing Siri if it isn't possible now. On a more grandeur scale, it'd like them to stay their current path. The path that made them famous and so liked. I've had a Samsung phone before, a standard one mind you, but it was theirs. To me they operate more like the Japanese companies, in that they just copy and make it better. Apple needs to not be fooled towards this way of thinking.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:25 AM   #42
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I'd like to see other apps utilizing Siri if it isn't possible now. On a more grandeur scale, it'd like them to stay their current path. The path that made them famous and so liked. I've had a Samsung phone before, a standard one mind you, but it was theirs. To me they operate more like the Japanese companies, in that they just copy and make it better. Apple needs to not be fooled towards this way of thinking.
Why do you want to talk to your Mac?

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1. License OSX to select high quality computer manufactures, such as Samsung, Lenovo, and Sony. (I know it will never happen).

2. Stop suing people, and focus on innovating.

3. Oh- and make finder more like windows explorer.

I could make a long list, but those 3 things pop to me right now.
PLEASE don't do that!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:54 AM   #43
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Does anyone think that Samsung is cool? Really?
I think their fridges are cool.




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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:29 AM   #44
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Why do you want to talk to your Mac?
What?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:40 AM   #45
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"I'd like to see other apps utilizing Siri if it isn't possible now. On a more grandeur scale, it'd like them to stay their current path. The path that made them famous and so liked. I've had a Samsung phone before, a standard one mind you, but it was theirs. To me they operate more like the Japanese companies, in that they just copy and make it better. Apple needs to not be fooled towards this way of thinking."

Why do you want to talk to your Mac?
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Where does it mention anything about Macs? Are you sure you're not trying to quote someone else's post?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:18 AM   #47
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Where does it mention anything about Macs? Are you sure you're not trying to quote someone else's post?
So your talking about iStuff..

OK, I'll go no further
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:51 AM   #48
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buy Adobe or something with those cash reserves
Nooo...... Apple always dismantles this stuff whenever they buy it. Look at FCPX. Prior to that RIP Shake. Leave creative suite alone. Besides they're still less draconian than Autodesk.

Blah I forgot to mention Pixelmator would make more sense. It's unlikely that a purchase of Adobe and all of its apps being EOL'd on Windows would be seen as anything other than anti-competitive. The big things there would be Photoshop, Lightroom, and maybe After Effects. I don't see Apple doing much with things like illustrator, Speedgrade, etc. They lack the ubiquity and often overlap in some way.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:37 PM   #49
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1) Rename the 21" iMac to "Super iPad"
2) Make a 21" iMac called an iMac that allows for RAM upgrades and more.
3) Update the Mac Pro as it is a way overprice item based on old hardware
4) Redo iWorks completely to compete with Office properly

Bigger picture
1) Design hardware in at least two tiers - consumer and prosumer/professional
2) Get back to being forward thinking on hardware rather than last year's chips
3) Invest more in software offerings and if need be buy out superior products
4) Stop abandoning professionals (even if you just break even on products)

Apple has done a lot of things right but they seem to abandon some niches of users rather quickly and without merit. They have the money, make us happy and we'll continue using Apple products.
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