If you could design the next apple product

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  1. Jonny1989 macrumors member

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    which one would it be? or what new one would you design?

    i have always been creative and i enjoy what others would like to be the next big thing. share your ideas and thoughts if you wish...
     
  2. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I think many people would want a tablet that could run OS X :D

    Personally, I can't think of anything right now, but I might post again with something ;)
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  4. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Dual screen MacBook Pro. Replace keyboard and trackpad with a 17" iPad that changes if you enter a musical app, a video editing app, a drawing app, or just simply displays a keyboard for typing.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    This.
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  8. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    The iGPS.

    A 4.5- 5 inch touch screen with GPS abilities. The ability to run google maps or any GPS apps (tom Tom, Garmin) It would only allow GPS apps, photo app (to set your background however you want or to show off) and settings...

    I would say not iOS driven.... Similar to the iPod Nano apps

    It could be flip in landscape or portrait

    It has an aluminum back and front. 30-pin dock connector for charging and sync photos and the GPS apps.

    :D
     
  9. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    I'd call it simply "The Mac"

    A Mini-Tower styled like the Mac Mini but taller, it will come with a FULL SIZE wired keyboard and mouse with FULL SIZE Bluetooth versions as an option.

    3 user upgradable hard drive bays with SATA III, 1 occupied with a 1Tb 7,200rpm drive with SSD options as a BTO.
    2 PCI-X or equivalent expansion slots.
    User upgradable graphics card.
    2 Front USB ports, 1 front Firewire 800 and a FRONT power button
    Core i7 Based.
    4Gb RAM (DESKTOP RAM with 2 slots occupied, 2 free).

    Priced no more than £1,099 for the entry level model.

    Higher models will have higher spec GPU and CPU options.

    This will fill the void left in their range that Steve Jobs was so willing to cater for when he returned to the company, releasing the G3 range of desktops and Mini-towers. The modern equivalent being a Core i7 Mini-Tower and the Mac Pro.

    It wouldn't matter if they gouged sales of Mac Pros because they'd be selling far more of these systems to people who don't want some flavour or laptop for their desk that can't afford a Mac Pro but don't have a Mac in the rest of the range than really suits.

    I see the Mac Mini as an under-specified, over-priced compromise because Apple don't sell a system like this and you need to add at least a second external drive + the one you already use for back up because it hasn't got enough internal expansion.

    Given my current mac is a dual G4 with the fastest drive as the system drive partitioned into 70Gb System, 180Gb Storage with a second internal drive for audio use, buying a base spec "Mac" system like this would be perfect for me:-

    • Core i7 (use one slower than the top iMac but still fast enough to wipe the floor with any Core 2 Duo based mac).

      4Gb RAM (DESKTOP RAM with 2 slots occupied, 2 free)

      1Tb drive partitioned as 80Gb recording drive, 920Gb storage

      2 x Sandforce based SSDs as a superfast 120Gb System disk (Which I'd add myself)

    It would fly for boot ups, have enough storage for my needs and be plenty fast enough for a few years without being out of reach financially.
     
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  11. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I'd buy one. But I think it should be a Lee Kohler special edition, with your signature across the top. :)
     
  12. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    For the weight, texture, aesthetic, or all of the above?
     
  13. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Mac Pro Micro

    1x 16 PCI-E 2.1 (double wide)
    2x 3.5"
    1x 5.25" set up for 8x2.5 in a 2x2x2 format with 2 ODDs
    1x 600kw PSU
     
  14. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The new Mac pro micro. Coming to a substation near you.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I have the handwriting of a doctor, so I don't know about that

    All of the above. But you forgot the most important- durability.
     
  16. Hamsterz macrumors member

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    All new...

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    Vents folded in for transport.

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    Vents folded out for use. (automatically transforms when you press the power button)

    Because like a G5 was taken.

    Carbon Fiber Macbook:

    [​IMG]

    Notice: You must own at least 5 carbon fiber credit cards to be eligible.(for the mortgage...)
     
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    ...or just the Kohler Special Edition. :D
     
  18. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    iPad wireless base station (BT and/or 802.11) to provide for all the peripheral needs you might desire for your iPad: extra storage, DVD, USB, HDMI, for the gen 3 model, wireless charging, and two or three things I cannot imagine.
     
  19. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    15" Macbook (white) Starting at $1499.
    13" Macbook (black)
     
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    A PowerMac :)

    Get a custom X58 board that fits the Mac Pro case, and use that + an i7 940 or whatever, lighter duty power supply, sell it for $1500.

    I'd say contract out an x58 board from Asus and stick Apple EFI on it, but that would require a different case because the Mac Pro cases are backwards. I mean, it'd be just as cool if they took a Mac Pro chassis and flipped it around internally but.. that's extreme overkill.

    Ideally though I'd go for an ATX platform and then consider selling the boards as a $500 part to crazy people.
     
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    Introducing the iPod Pico.
     

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