If You Ran Apple What Things Would You Change?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by gunraidan, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. gunraidan macrumors regular

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    Imagine that you are positioned at the head of Apple. You own the majority say in the company and thus you can do nearly anything you want to. What changes would you mae?

    Would you lower the prices of some products?

    Introduce a specific new SKU to the Mac desktop or notebook line?

    Expand the iPhone product series?
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I would tell people when new products or new versions of products would come out and tell people if I'm dying or got surgery. -end sarcasm- :D
     
  3. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I dunno what I'd do but as a customer I'm just not getting the magic anymore... does anyone feel the same? Remember the iPod nano intro? or the iBooks... They where cool Hi tech and quality products that made Apple stand out... I dunno maybe someone will understand

    Ams.
     
  4. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I would make the mini in the shape of a triangle.
     
  5. gunraidan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd launch a line of mid-tower desktops. I think the iMac is far too weak and the Mac Pro is far too expensive. I'd launch something that would connect the two.

    Mac Tower

    Entry Level Specs -

    - Radeon HD 4870
    - Intel Xeon E5506 Nehalem 2.13GHz
    - 160GB Hard-Drive
    - 4GB DDR3 1066
    - SuperDrive
    - 700W
    -Sleek White Case

    Entry Level Price - $1299
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would create a Quality Assurance/Control department.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I would keep an eye on MR. Every time someone said "It will not happen" I'd make sure it did.
     
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    You apparently already run Apple barteby :D!
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Start putting functionality over form, as opposed to the current vice-versa mindset.

    People wouldn't like it, but I wouldn't care if Macs were the worst looking machines on Earth, if they actually had useful features.
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Here here. Because Cassie, who has a PPC desktop that runs well and is built to last?

    You ... and me. ;)
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Keep things as they are, just release no credible rumors tho to throw people off what is really coming.

    Oh and a biggie, get Apple back into Macworld.
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Hush up. You'll blow my cover.

    Why did I think NDAs were a good idea...
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    And they even look good while doing it. :p ;)
     
  14. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Yay!!!

    BTW, I know what that Apple Spark is... The iMacs now don't impress me as much as the G3-G5s. They're nice to look at but who gives a hoot.

    Now the G3/4/5s, they reinvented how computers were made.
     
  15. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    So what surgery have you had in your life? Anything interesting or embarrassing?

    This thread seriously reminds me of "what would Homer Simpson do if he ran a car company?"
     
  16. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Thats seriously offensive. :mad:

    The car company you're thinking of is GM BTW... :D
     
  17. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    Well said. I would do the exact same thing.

    Also, increase employee compensation.
     
  18. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502

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    1- give people more BTO options
    2- bring back the distinction between the consumer and pro lines
    3- redesign apple stores (they just make me uncomfortable)
    4- think different
     
  19. gunraidan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd go iPhone 3G with the White Macbook SKU's. I'd have the previous year model still for sale for only $749.


    Also it sounds like a lot of people here prefer PowerPC as opposed to Intel.
     
  20. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    definitely improve quality control. the new 3GS's could use some help...
     
  21. the vj macrumors 6502a

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    1. I would realease a computer a good as the Powerbook G3 Pismo, basically a transformer. The best laptop ever.

    2. I would release a 12" mac book pro because the 12" powerbook was the best.

    3. I would release an smaller Mac Pro because the actual enclosure is too heavy and too big an I would add firewire again and reduce the price.

    4. I would release a 12" multitouch tablet, or probably 10". That would work as a remote control for many things in the world.

    That's about it.
     
  22. the vj macrumors 6502a

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    Well... if you haven't noticed... but a bunch of Homer Simpsons have been running the car companies, banks and government. That is why we are where we all are today... in deep s**t.
     
  23. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Ladies and gents, the next CEO of Apple!!

    Perfect path forward.
     
  24. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    1. FireWire800 in all products (except iPod Shuffle), use USB for what it was intended for.
    2. Keyboard for iPhone
    3. Very low cost Mac and/or MacBook, even if just below break even cost, compete against cheap.
    4. FW education, be it TV ads or other method.
    5. Get MS to make working FW drivers for Windows.


    I have some other ideas.
     
  25. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    Yes!

    Let me add... Thinner, smaller, and lighter MBA with better battery life.

    A more open iPhone OS and 4.3" screen iPod Touch
     

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