Apple Getting Snobbish???

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by gkarris, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Let's see:

    A $600 phone
    New 20" Aluminum iMac, a $1200 all-in-one?
    Getting rid of the Mini?
    Their CHEAPEST laptop is $1099?

    What's up? :(

    I remember when this was the problem before back in the late 80's, so to combat it, Apple came out with the Mac Classic (first Mac under $1000!) the LC, and the IIsi...
     
  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    Woah, woah, woah buddy.

    We don't know that there will be an Alluminum iMac.

    We don't know that the Mac mini will be discontinued.

    We don't know ANY of that.

    There laptops at $1099 are extremely powerful for what you get. A great price compared to other manufacturers.

    The iPhone is like no other. Have you looked at the damned thing? It's an amazing work of art which has a great price which many are willing to pay!

    Make valid points, next time.
     
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    Way to ignore the $499 iPhone.
     
  4. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sony ignored the $499 PS3...

    Who's gonna buy the smaller one???
     
  5. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    All a matter of discussion - "MacRumors" not "MacFacts"...

    Just wanted to discuss a long-time PC fan's arguments...
     
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    If that is your logic, you probably need to ignore the 20" iMac and the $1099 MacBook as well.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    Apple? Getting snobbish??!? Where have you been for the last 30 years?
     
  8. stoid macrumors 601

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    Have you seen Apple's CEO talk?

    When has he ever hinted that Apple makes products for anyone but the elite. He personally compared his company to BMW for goodness sake!
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Don't forget about the $999 iMac.

    Wouldn't that make it $200 cheaper than current 20" iMac?
     
  10. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    They're going to "ignore" the 17" iMac...

    12" formfactor Powerbook gone...
     
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    How else are we to keep the riff-raff out?
     
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    If the rumors pan out to be true, it looks like Apple is trying to move the brand further upmarket. Good or bad is open to debate.
     
  13. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Most of those things are not snobish, they high end products. Snoobish is expecting people to overpay for an oudated computer, not making nice things.


    And the Mac Mini is still here, and even if its gone, its not like the iMac is overpriced, its a good deal for what you get, but not all people want a 1000 computer.
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    They're not arguments because they're not based on facts. I bet you that the Mini will stay. And I also bet you that Apple are very aware of what price points they need to keep their products at... besides, most people keep their Macs for longer periods than they would a PC, which makes them better value in the medium to long term.

    Just because some things are more expensive than others, doesn't mean they're 'snobbish'. How can anyone claim iPods, for instance, are exclusive when they have 70% of the market in the U.S.?
     
  15. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    I don't see the new updated 20" iMac as being only $999, not at the new MacBook Pro specs (Santa Rosa)...

    I didn't mention the iPods, since they start at $79 and can connect to Windows and Macs...
     
  16. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    That is sort of true....
     
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    One person's opinion, wrapped by rumor and speculation is hardly enough to warrant a 'Snobish' tag. So, what is your motive?
     
  18. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    Remember?

    The $499 Mini became the $599 Mini...

    Will the $999 17" iMac become the $1099 20" iMac? Very possible... Lots more features for $100 more...

    History repeats itself...
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    Amazing. So you haven't noticed the fall in the dollar's value then? You're effectively getting more for the same amount.
     
  20. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    I agree, but what about the person just looking at price and the price trend the company's going?
     
  21. Queso macrumors G4

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    From a UK perspective it's all getting cheaper.
     
  22. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    No, you're just ignoring that the $999 17" iMac exists.

    And your "aluminum" 20" iMac at $1200 would be $200 cheaper than the current 20" iMac.

    Not that that's going to happen.
     
  23. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Let's not base our perceptions about a brand being "premium" based on rumors.
     
  24. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Go ahead and rub it in. ;) Silly £ being worth so much more than the USD. *sniff*
     
  25. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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    I just love the fact that I'm in a minority with my Apple Macs, that's partially the attraction. In order to keep the quality and beautiful design you need to keep the price high and that will always mean a certain exclusivity.

    That being said, BMW used to be an exclusive car and now they are as unbiquitous as Fords here in Sunny Belgium.
     

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