Apple + 50 Cent = Affordable Inner-City Mac?

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    Hip hop artist 50 Cent is in talks with Apple about a 50-cent branded Mac that is affordable for inner-city residents according to Forbes (summary by AppleInsider).

    No technical or pricing details are given, but one can assume that the price will be more than $.50.
     
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    I personally don't like the idea of Apple associating itself with a vendor of Hip-Hop rubbish such as $0.50. Apple has a reputation as a good company with good values. $0.50's values are, shall we say, unproven.
     
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    Mike Teezie

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    Say it ain't so. I'm hip to the idea itself, but 50 Cent?
     
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    Sounds like it could be promising if they can market it effectively. Will it be bullet-proof? Fifty's been shot somewhere around 9 times or so already ;)
     
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    Apple and ghetto-ness don't really add up. I really can't imagine a Mac with the G-Unit logo slapped on the side
     
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    I'm not sure 50-Cent is exactly the best role model, but if it helps folks, then I guess it can't be that bad.
     
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    I dont think the gun-busting, cap-popping, chillin and grilling, rap swinging and lyric grinding gangsta would appreciate a mac...

    just a thought though
     
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    Coming at MacWorld Paris the new Kevlar iMac.
     
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    Apple wouldn't stoop that low!

    Would they?
     
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    God forbid we actually acknowledge the concept by Mac & 50 Cent...

    (Let's just bash on rap music and other topics of our ignorance)

    :|
     
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    Just because he said he's talked to Apple doesn't mean that Apple is talking back. Never gonna happen yo.
     
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    Some of you are forgetting the main point. I am not a fan of 50-Cent myself, but if this materializes this would be a very good thing. A Mac program for those in the inner-city / low-income? They'll need the assistance.

    Alex
     
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    I wonder if the fans will have any spinners on them :D
    Will it be called "pimpMac"?
     
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    I am not intrested in buying a 50 cent mac to be honest, i just cant see it.
     
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    right. Forget that it's 50 cent... getting low cost macs to people who otherwise could not afford a computer would be a great thing for a number of reasons.
     
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    I kind of like the idea. Say what you want about the rap music industry, I have to believe that most of the people that really succeed in it are probably a lot smarter than than images they carve out for themselves. And I have to think that many of them are pretty good at the business side of things as well. Who knows, I could be way off, but that's the impression I get.

    And I really agree with this point as well.
     
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    Hm, so this is a bit weird. I simply voted Positive because it would mean another Mac is in the lineup. The more Macs, the better I say. :) But a 50 Cent branded Mac? This seems a bit... odd. All we can do is wait, though.

    (I don't see this happening, by the way. Perhaps an iPod, but a Mac?)
     
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    Da GhettoMac! :D
     
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    Please No, It Will Be The Ugliest Thing Ever!!!
     
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    Hand cranked Mac? Don't think so.
     
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    My bet is a 50-cent style iPod, similar to the U2 iPod.

    Anything more would be really amazing though.
     
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    Finally, a computer for African Americans. Can we also have a jewBook endorsed by Woody Allen? Or how about the original 'white' iBook endorsed by Steve Martin?
     
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    killuminati

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    Wow.

    No.

    Please No.

    God No.
     
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    In the words of Joseph Conrad:

    "The horror, the horror."
     
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    Hmmm...Reminds me of the fake 'Britney to Namibia' story from Pugbus.net last week. This has "Onion" article written all over it.
     
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