How Apple should update the Mac line

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jjjjjooooo, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. jjjjjooooo, Feb 13, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018

    jjjjjooooo Suspended

    Sep 15, 2017
    Air 13 (discontinued if >$500)
    MacBook 12 (m3), 14 (AX)
    MacBook Pro 14, 16
    2015 MacBook Pro 15 (?)

    iMac HDD (discont.), FD (discont.)
    iMac SSD 21.5, 27 (Face ID)
    iMac Pro

    Old Mac Mini (discont.)
    New Mac Mini SSD (AX)
    New Mac Pro
    New Apple Display 23.5 (2:1), 34 (21:9)
  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    It's funny how a lot of MR members think they would run Apple better if they were in charge.

    A few things with big implications in your list:
    - 14" and 16" MBP, I assume you mean they would stay in the same format as now but without bezels? If so this is also complicated. Just look at the iPhone X and the whole notch debate. You can't just remove the bezels like that.
    - The end of Fusion and HDD, absolutely! I'm guessing they're keeping them to be able to lower the prices of the low-end models but it's hurting the performance and giving a bad impression to non-tech people. We'll see what they do about it. They could at least get rid of the HDD and put back the 128GB in the 1TB fusion.
    - AX processors in the MacBook and the Mac Mini. This is a big move, we'll see what Apple comes up with but they have to do it right.
    - Face ID in the iMac would be nice. Since they didn't put it on the iMac Pro I'm not sure we'll see it soon though...
  3. jjjjjooooo, Feb 13, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018

    jjjjjooooo thread starter Suspended

    Sep 15, 2017
    I’m just floating the idea to see what people think.

    That’s one way they could try to go, another is going with a 14.1 (4:3) or 13.6 (3:2) and 16.3 (4:3) or 15.7 (3:2) screen for the Pros while keeping the non-pros 12.0 and 14.0 (16:10). But if they just decided to make them bigger overall I think that would be fine too.

    Or keep their margins high.

    I wouldn’t recommend these models to my family and friends ().

    I think it would be clever to do it this way:

    Mac Mini (A)
    MacBook 12 (I)
    MacBook 14 (A)
    MacBook Pro 14 (I)
    Mac Pro (both?)

    Or they could have two Mac Mini models:

    Mac Mini (AX)
    MacBook 12 (m3)
    Mac Mini (i5)
    MacBook 14 (AX)
    MacBook Pro 14 (i5)

    Where the i5 model is at least $100-$200 more than the AX.

    You’re probably right, but I think it would make sense if they did it this way, because the iMac Pro is, IMO, clearly not meant for non-pros. So they’d likely only lose sales of iMac Pros to people that shouldn’t have been buying it anyway.
  4. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    This would be at least as big a deal as the PowerPC -> x64 transition -- and you're proposing that Apple continues to support the x64 architecture.
  5. Tech198, Feb 13, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I guess Apple can't update every single Mac "in line" and it's all over the place, is because no one can halt way way through projects to focus on the "current" model at the time.. Wait for new hardware to come out, which would waste 6 month to a year, and suddenly we have all other models back-logged because you just wanna update in order of year

    Don't think any Apple user would wanna wait extra 1 or 2 for an updated iPad. As least it would give the rumor mil a run for its money.
  6. jjjjjooooo thread starter Suspended

    Sep 15, 2017
    $500 Air
    $600 SSD Mac Mini AX
    $900 Apple Display 2:1 24”
    $1,000 SSD Mac Mini i5
    $1,000 SSD iMac AX 21.5”
    $1,000 MacBook m3 12”
    $1,300 MacBook AX 14”
    $1,500 SSD iMac i5 21.5”
    $1,600 MacBook Pro i5 ~14.?”
    $1,750 2015 MacBook Pro 15” “?”
    $2,000 Apple Display 21:9 34”
    $2,200 MacBook Pro ~16.?”
    $2,500 SSD iMac 27” w/Face ID
    $4,000 Mac Pro
    $5,000 iMac Pro
  7. Mousse macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2008
    Flea Bottom, King's Landing
    A real Pro machine: multiple SSD/HD bays, expansion slots and ports, upgradable video card, 8 RAM slots, mini tower chassis similar to the G5 (only smaller). In short, let the engineers do what they do best without having to cram everything into a soda can.:rolleyes:

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