Apple products that need to come back

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    I really wish Apple would bring back the design of the G4 Cube. That was probably my favorite Apple design aside from the UMBP.

    What products/designs do you wish Apple would bring back?
     
  2. UMHurricanes34 macrumors 65816

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    iMac G4.

    Although I own one...I'd still love a faster version.
     
  3. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I wish they'd go back to the less curved look for the iPod Touch and iPhone.

    I also love the old Cube and the matching keyboard, mouse, and display. Luckily my family still has one! :)



    I love your avatar btw. That episode was HILARIOUS!!!!!!
     
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Cube and iMac G4, but updated to aluminium and plastics.
     
  5. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    A 12" laptop. I looove my PowerBook but I'm not sure how long it will last.
     
  6. LordOfTheMacs macrumors member

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    Hey all,
    I would like to see apple bring back the 12in. aluminum PowerBookG4, the Cube and powermac G4 designs, the imac G4 and g3 designs, and the clamshell design (typing on one:eek:)The 12in. MacBookPro would be a low-cost entry into apple's pro market, the cube would replace the mac mini and would re-introduce the easel-style displays.(if anyone has that setup with the soundsticks, I envy you) the powermac G4 would be in the middle of the imac and mac pro, called the MidiMac. It would use the MddG4 case.The imac g4 would be a high end imac, the imac g3 would sell for $399 and $499 and would be sold in indigo, graphite, ruby, sage and snow, with flower power and Bllue Dalmation as an option. Lastly, the clamshell would be renamed the ColorBook and would sell for $499 and $699 in indigo, lime, graphite, snow and ruby.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    Cube, but with a normal sized graphic card + extra PCIe slot .
     
  8. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Clamshell iBook. I can see exactly why people wouldn't be into that like, say, the cube, but I loved them :)
     
  9. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    The Cube, which would close the gap between the Mini and the Pro.
     
  10. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    12 inch PB but with 1440*900 screen, Backlit KB, Expansion Slot, and FW 800
     
  11. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Definitely...my first Mac. I miss that thing. What an awesome machine...that's the Mac that comes to mind when I think of good engineering. Even the box/packaging that thing came in was amazing.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    12" PowerBook.

    I saw someone with a 12" iBook recently (I think a G3), and it was clear how much smaller it was than my 13" MB. :eek:
     
  13. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    definitely the imac g4. what a gorgeous design!
    plus mine wont boot :( ive tried everything, but simply wont turn on :(
     
  14. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    The 12 inch Powerbook and the Cube.

    I LOVE the Cube design. :)
     
  15. BenEndeem macrumors 6502

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    A return to the iMac G4 design would be great, realistically though I don't think Apple's philosophy would give any room to such 'backward thinking'. Still, we can hope, eh?
     
  16. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    I think the macbook line needs different colors, or wilder designs like say the original iMacs. Not saying i dont like the new aluminum 'books, or i think i would personally buy a wilder one. I just think that a line of crazy colored, but still minimalist laptops would be a statement. Part of the appeal to Apple when they were rebuilding their self in the late 90s, early 2000's was the colors.
     
  17. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I'd love to see an updated PB Duo + motorised docking station...

    ...only without the total lack of reliability when actually used portably. Oh wait - That hasn't changed.

    I did like the Apple Adjustable keyboard. A good marriage of cool, decent ergonomics and fairly decent function. Although I went through more than I would expect to, given the price.
     
  18. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know!! :D

    I agree that they should go back to flat-backed iPod Touches, especially when you want to watch movies on the thing while it lies on the table.

    Apple really doesn't have enough "variety".
    They should start bringing back a bunch of old designs. Who says everything needs to look the same? I'd kill for a G4 Cube set.
     
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    That's what keeps them in business.

    There must be some decent kickstand-ed cases: That's what the huge third party market is for, right?
     
  21. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    iPod shuffle 1G

    I like the built in USB port! No dongles required!
     
  22. TSE macrumors 68030

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    How awesome would it be if Apple decided to have a back to the past month, brought out a certain date in the past, took every product they were selling on that certain date, but just update them?

    For example, if it was 2002.

    20" iMac "Lamp" with an Intel C2D 2.53 GHZ, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HD, nVidia 130 GT. $1799

    15" eMac with an Intel C2D 2.0 GHZ, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB HD, nVidia 9400m. $800

    TiBook with an Intel C2D 2.53 GHZ, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, nVidia 9600M GT, $1999

    Mac Cube with an Intel C2D 2.8 GHZ (option of Intel C2Q 2.4 GHZ, +$250), 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HD (option of 2nd 500 GB HD, $+120), ATI 3850 (with an option of nVidia 9800 GT +$125 or a ATI 4850 +$200. Starting at $1999

    14" iBook with an Intel C2D 2.0 GHZ, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB HD, nVidia 9400m. $999.

    Drooooooool.
     
  23. GGGUUUYYY macrumors regular

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