Has Jon Ive been on Holiday?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by harry20larry, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

    harry20larry

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    We haven't seen a new Apple design since last October, do you think Steve Jobs has locked Ive in a shed until he comes up with something brilliant?
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    The unibody MacBooks are just about perfect IMO. The new ACD design looks stunning, although no doubt people will want a matte option. The iMacs also look just about perfect.

    The only product in need of a design change is the Mac Mini. No doubt that'll be what we see in the next revision.
     
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    So what about the Shuffle?
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Apple doesn't ever constantly release revolutionary changes of products - its just not practical to burn up the amounts of money in R&D to do that. Apple's product cycles tend to be revolutionary changes once and then a few evolutionary changes so that they can maximize manufacturing resources before they have to re-tool them all over again.

    Apple has a good sized product line that get re-designed all the time - the latest examples being the unibody designs (just last year) and the shuffle (just this year). Revolutionary changes are expensive and time consuming in a market where Apple probably is not wanting to have to keep pricing artifically high and anger consumers in a down market.
     

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