Do you think Apple will ever make colorful computers again?

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  1. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    Well, do you? I just saw some of the Sony Vaios, and that pink crocodile skin one is CUTE! I would love to have an Apple notebook that was pink. I've been saving my money for a MacBook Pro, and I'm having second thoughts since seeing those Vaios.... :eek: Ahh....when the iBooks had that colorful stripe on them. :D

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Nope. Maybe if they make a netbook, but since they are trying to get more cred. in the business world, not for now.
     
  3. AngryApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If they're trying to get more cred. in the business world, they should make it an option to have a company logo some where on the computer. :cool:
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Offering etching of a company logo wouldn't be a half bad idea. However, I don't think they lose any "cred" as you say. I believe it would be nice to have an aluminum color option but as there was some huge debate over the professionalism surrounding the white iPhone, or lack thereof, I wonder if anyone would drop the cash on a colored notebook if they know they'll use it in a business setting. I know I would be fine doing it. I'd prefer not to work with or for people who judge me based on the color of my computer or phone.
     
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    If they were gonna go for colors again, it would be the Black MacBook and White MacBook. Not pink or any other colors.
     
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    History nearly always repeats itself. May take a few years, but I absolutely think we'll be seeing tangerine and blueberry iMacs or whatever they might be called in the future.

    Look at the iPods... white, then colored, then black and white again, now "oh look, buy a new nano, we have colors!!". Apple treats putting out colors like a whole new product.
     
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    iThink it's more they are trying to get the "oh look that's such a cute Mac." Things like built-in Exchange Support in Snow Leopard will help a lot more then a logo. But making pink computers is not going to help the cause.
     
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    My boss had a Pentium-M Dell Inspiron with a black leather top case. It was interesting. I really don't like the pattern on the Sony notebooks from the OP.

    Product RED MacBooks would have heen incredible.
     
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    The OP asked about "colorful computers". The Jesus tablet will most likely be a jumbo media/entertainment/gaming appliance and not a "real" computer.
     
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    I loved it when Macintosh computers had unique colors. I have a graphite iMac G3, and IMO it looks very sleek...
     

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  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've found on other forums that even the some of the users with a strong dislike for Apple today love the look of the iMac G3 and more so for the G4.

    It seems to bring up conversations of Apple's better days in their eyes.
     
  19. macJC50640 macrumors regular

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    There we certainly better designs then. Much more unique...now if you see the front of a MacBook Pro in a coffee shop it can be easily confused with some Dell notebook. Of course -- Apple's market share is better then ever now with it's new designs so I suppose its working for them. :p
     
  20. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Imitation, the highest form of flattery. Sony and Apple have competed against each other in the industrial design ring for years.

    When Apple did the translucent G3 iMacs, did you notice all the other non-computer related products that adopted the same design scheme to play to the iMac user market?
     
  21. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Those crocodile skin computers are awful. (sorry OP ;))

    I think it'll be a fair few years before it cycles back (if it does)
     
  22. AngryApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree that they're awful, too. I just love the uniqueness. How often do you see something like that?
     
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    i just remembered that dell lollypop commercial i saw the other day. i just don't see apple doing that anytime soon
     
  24. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I could see the Macbook line getting color options. Fits in with the consumer interest in colors. An iPod and Macbook with matching colors sounds pretty good to me. :) Maybe the colored versions of the Macbook would need to be special ordered, though.

    Now, I don't see the MacBook Pro or any of the Desktop computers getting color options. I also don't see any Apple products getting the funky patterns that the latter G3 iMac's had.
     

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