Apple Printers

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  1. UserofMacOSX macrumors member

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    Will Apple ever make another printer? I'd like to get one if they ever made another, like a LaserWriter III. They have a TV thing out now, but still no printer!!! Is there a reason they stopped making the LaserWriter?
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Is there a reason why you want an Apple printer?

    Yeah, I am sure Apple will sell many $500 printers in the world of $50 printers.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    There are so many problems with printers/scanners these days, we need apple to fix those problems.
     
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  5. UserofMacOSX thread starter macrumors member

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    I just was wondering. I would buy one though if they came out with it, because I'm sure it would be near perfect, take only a small amount of my desk space, and work great with my Apple computer.

    Is there a reason Apple stopped making the LaserWriter?
     
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Not going to happen. Apple may be great but even their iPhone looks like a bulky hunk of electronics. Even His Steveness has to obey the laws of physics.

    Cos it is not profitable... and vertical integration is so 1980s?
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    lol, even if apple make one, u can't be sure its not a re-branded dell or hp, why spend extra $$$ just for the name of "apple"?
     
  8. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    If they put in a Airport card, we could just print wirelessly, without any other installation, would be quite cool. And as someone said, there is a lot wrong with printers at the moment, it wold be nice if apple "fixed" everything.
    But I still don't ever see it happening again, I mean apple made a camera once, in their younger years they were just pumping out any random product from their labs, until one made a hit...I'm soo happy apple changed their business plan. This one seems to work a bit better.
     
  9. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, this would make a great from-out-of-left-field special media event. Perhaps when Steve Jobs becomes a bit more senile and feeble-minded we may see this. I, for one, would find this utterly amusing.

    "I can view Google maps; there're people at the Eiffel Tower, let's see the Roman Colosseum... on my printer! Amazing, truly remarkable... isn't this incredible? I can print directions just by pressing this button, without even using my computer! It also otomatically syncs with my computer -- I choose the one I prefer, a Mac, but it could be a PC too -- and boom, my photos just appear on the printer. Amazing. See? Boom. Simple."
     
  10. itsme92 Guest

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    When I got an HP Photosmart 6180 all-in-one last month, all I had to do was plug it in, select my wireless network, and enter the password. I don't see how you can improve much on that. (Now, to use the scanner I needed to install software on my computer, but that's not such a big deal)

    I guess I just don't get what's "broken" with printers these days. They work fine for me :confused:
     
  11. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Well I suppose the Printer can have a integrated 10" touch screen monitor on it so you can view a virtual sheet of paper slowly get printed on as some kind of progress indicator. Then you can also connect a USB hard disk into the integrated USB port to listen to your iTunes songs while you wait through the built in iPod Hifi.

    Would be amusing to see the progress indicator zoom by for a laser printer too :rolleyes:
     
  12. TJIrwin macrumors member

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    Isn't the progress indicater the bit of paper sticking out of the front slowly getting filled with ink/toner? Always worked for me when I need to find out how my printing is going along. No need to reinvent the wheel.
     

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