The Ideal Apple Product Lineup

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jovian9, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    #1
    This lineup is something I came up with based on all of the rumors of what is expected/wanted from all sorts of people during many many months of reading (on MacRumors mainly) rumors, peoples expectations, and products people want. This of course relies on pending/rumored updates to many products and also tries to add more choices to the lineup (something lots of people think would help out). To me, this seems to be a lineup that would create quite a stir and probably draw a lot more buyers in (and away from Dell)....while also moving people towards a Mac that would enable the 64bit OS that will eventually come out from Apple. I did omit adding the rumored iBox, Video iPods, new-Newtons, and TabletMacs. Anything without a SuperDrive (SD) has a combo drive. This entire lineup is G5 (of course).

    PowerMac:
    D3GHz - $2899 250GB 2GB AE
    D2.8GHz- $2599 250GB 1GBX2 AE
    D2.6GHz- $2299 200GB 512X2 AE
    3GHz- $2199 160GB 512X2 AE
    2.8GHz- $1899 120GB 512
    2.6GHz- $1599 80GB 512
    -Support for 8GB DDR RAM
    -Dual Display (Extended Desktop) Capabilities & Mirror Mode
    -Up to 1TB of internal storage
    -FW 400 & 800
    -USB 2.0
    -Analog Audio In/Out
    -Optical Audio In/Out

    PowerBook:
    17" 3GHz- $2899 SD 120GB 1GB AE FW 400 & 800
    17" 2.8GHz- $2599 SD 80GB 512X2 AE FW 400 & 800
    15" 2.6GHz- $2299 SD 80GB 1GB AE FW 400 & 800
    15" 2.4GHz- $1999 60GB 512X2 FW 400
    12" 2.2GHz- $1799 SD 80GB 512 FW 400
    12" 2GHz- $1599 60GB 512 FW 400
    -Support for 4GB DDR RAM
    -Dual Display (Extended Desktop) Capabilities & Mirror Mode
    -USB 2.0
    -Analog Audio In/Out

    iMac:
    20" 2.6GHz- $2099 SD 160GB 1GB AE FW 400 & 800
    20" 2.4GHz - $1899 SD 120GB 512X2 FW 400 & 800
    17" 2.2GHz - $1699 SD 80GB 512 FW 400 & 800
    17" 2GHz- $1499 SD 80GB 256X2 FW 400
    15" 1.8GHz- $1299 60GB FW 400
    -Support for 4GB DDR RAM
    -Dual Display (Extended Desktop) Capabilities & Mirror Mode-
    -Up to 250GB of internal storage
    -USB 2.0
    -Analog Audio In/Out

    iBook:
    14" 2GHz- $1699 SD 60GB 512 AE FW 400 & 800
    14" 1.8GHz- $1499 60GB 512 FW 400
    14" 1.6GHz- $1299 40GB 256X2 FW 400
    12" 1.6GHz- $1099 40GB 256 FW 400
    12" 1.6GHz- $899 30GB 128X2 FW 400
    -Support for 2GB DDR RAM
    -Mirror Mode Capabilities
    -USB 2.0
    -Analog Audio In/Out

    eMac:
    2GHz- $1299 SD 120GB 512 FW 400
    1.8GHz- $1099 SD 80GB 256X2 FW 400
    1.8GHz- $999 60GB 256X2 FW 400
    1.6GHz- $799 40GB 256 FW 400
    1.6GHz- $699 40GB 256 FW 400
    -Support for 2GB DDR RAM
    -Mirror Mode Capabilities
    -Up to 250GB of internal storage
    -USB 2.0
    -Analog Audio In/Out

    PowerMac G5 Cube (Aluminum Revision):
    2.4GHz- $1399 SD 80GB 512 AE FW 400 & 800
    2.2GHz- $1199 SD 80GB 256X2 FW 400 & 800
    2GHz- $999 60GB 256 FW 400 & 800
    1.8GHz- $799 60GB 256 FW 400 & 800
    1.6GHz- $599 40GB 128X2 FW 400 & 800
    -Support for 4GB DDR RAM
    -Dual Display (Extended Desktop) Capabilities & Mirror Mode
    -Up to 500GB of internal storage
    -USB 2.0
    -Analog Audio In/Out
    -Optical Audio In/Out

    Display (Aluminum Revision):

    30"- $1999
    23"- $1499
    20"- $999
    17"- $499

    iPod:
    60GB- $499
    40GB- $449
    30GB- $399
    20GB- $349
    15GB- $299
    10GB- $249

    iPod Mini:
    4GB- $199
    2GB- $149
     
  2. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    Yeah, riiiiiiiiiight..! the Powerbook at 3 GHZ and, best of all, the iBook at 2 GHZ... :rolleyes:

    you really should stop smoking crack man...

    vSpacken
     
  3. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    I'd put optical audio on all modles, and offer branded apple speakers for around $50. Also, there should only be 3 or 4 models of each product, 6 is too much. Finally, there is no need to make a 2GB iPod mini, we should only go up in capasity (and down in price).
     
  4. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

    tpjunkie

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    this looks like the amount of products apple was offering in the "dark days" of the early to mid nineties. Plus, how do you expect to sell the ibook with a g5, (at any speed) and analog audio in/out for that price? At this point in time its just not gonna be feasible...
     
  5. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    i don't have crack, but i have a can of budweiser in my hand and here's what i would like for christmas in apple's lineup

    imac with g5
    g4 emac at 600 usd

    g5 at 3 ghz
    powerbooks with g5 chip

    g4 ibook at 899 usd
    ipod at 199 usd

    ...now that would truly spook the pc side
     
  6. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    ...but here's what i really expect

    imac slightly faster
    emac at $699

    powerbooks still with g4, but slightly faster
    power macs a little faster, bigger hard drive, more ram

    ibook slightly faster and maybe 100 dollars less
    ipod slightly cheaper

    but that being said, the emac right now at 799 is a great deal and so is the g4 ibook at 1099 and both are comparable in experience and capability with the pc world's entry/mid priced consumer offerings

    unfortunately, apple's flagship 17" powerbook and dual g5 power mac are priced too high compared to the pc competition's higher end gear and something has to change
     
  7. switchedanhappy macrumors regular

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    we probably won't see a G5 in an ibooks or emacs til there are G6 powermacs. :rolleyes:
     
  8. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I agree, there are just too many models in that lineup.

    Get rid of all the single-processor PowerMacs, first of all.

    Only three models of each type. The 17" 2GHz iMac for $1499 is a bargain. I doubt it'll be that cheap. I actually expect they'll keep the 15" as a G4 (7447A or 750VX) and drop its price to $999, and let the eMac gradually die. The 17" with G5 will be $1799 and the 20" with G5 will be $2099.

    And forget the G5 Cube. Face it, the Cube was replaced by the LCD iMac. It's not coming back.
     
  9. aswitcher macrumors 603

    aswitcher

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    #9
    Um, when was this written local time...1April...

    Sorry, but there are lots of problems for me with your line up.
    Single G5 PMs- 6 models!
    Hi Ghz powerbooks and ibooks
    etc etc
     

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