Stipped down Macs?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Supa_Fly, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. macrumors 68030


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Was wondering with the recent sales of Apple's software licke iLife, if Apple is considering selling their desktop hardware as just barebones like the PC counter parts.

    Imagine a 15" iMac 700Mhz with just the OS X installed and shipped with the necessary system software to do just basic stuff--surf the net, text editor, cd player, dvd player, quicktime, well you get the drift.

    This way they can actually reduce prices and consumers can actually buy software that supports the hardware as they need it. Buying a Mac when you dont got any DV camcorder, makes no sense to have iMovie or iDVD installed or even shipped with your system. This will allow reduce costs, and maybe increased sales to switchers or even increase marcket share.

    What do you think?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    the reason this wouldnt work in a positive way is most consumers will see this as having to pay for the software they already get 'for free'. they wont understand that they already pay for it, only that they now HAVE to pay for it.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    nah I don't see that happening any time soon, and the only thing you are actually paying for in iLife is iDvd all the other programs are available as free downloads.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Aug 6, 2002
    I doubt it, you're probably better off just buying a computer, enclosure and all, and de-assemble it.

    When you buy a Mac, you are paying a percentage for the enclosure.

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