Hello: Macs Are About to Get Interesting Again

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Axemantitan, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2008
  2. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    If he doesn't understand what the word implication means, why should i trust his inferences?
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    dont you just love these kind of articles :rolleyes:lol
  4. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    Okay, this one baffles me. Are they saying that there were there only –24 percent of Macs on the Internet 14 months ago? :confused:
  5. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    No, he's saying 6% + (32%x6%) = 8%. Back to school with you.
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    I think Apple has already proved this after committing to streamline the Mac OS.
  7. katanna macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2004
    No, he is saying that (if my math is right) 14 months ago it was 6%. Then THAT increased 32% to 8%. Saying that it increased 2% (from 6 to 8) isn't impressive, but saying that it increased 32% to 8% sounds impressive (although misleading).

  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I thought the switch to Intel processors was pretty big, but that may just be me. :)

    I doubt that Apple literally doesn't do anything with Macs while amping up the iPhone and iPod lines. The MBA came out during all this iPhone craziness (I call it that because I frequent the iPhone board. I have never seen such a large group of people ask the same 5 questions for 6 months.)

    I do think Apple has made a few boneheaded decisions recently on the Mac line. Stuff like "who needs a matte iMac screen?" and "what kind of crazy person wants a full bluetooth keyboard?" come to mind. Others include the sloth-like adoption of Blu-ray Disc and perhaps you could include no HDMI ports on anything. I only mention that because I saw a $600 Dell laptop with an HDMI port. DVI is nothing bad, but I can only imagine that at some point the TV and computer people will finally converge on HDMI.

    But I must also point out some good stuff Apple did on their computers: MagSafe, Front Row, putting FireWire on about everything (even the cheapest Mini). I think they've been doing OK on innovation since the Intel switch, but nothing exactly groundbreaking. You could include the MBA, but I really don't think that's something most people give a poop about. I mean it's a thin MacBook that costs more.

    I do hope they start to keep their eye on all three divisions (iPhone, iPod, Mac) with equal footing now that the iPhone has been built up so much and has a strong foothold. As I mentioned in another forum, the introduction of a mid-tower Mac would be killer. A little upgradability on desktop units never hurts (and swapping memory modules is hardly what I'm talking about!).

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