Intel = more updates?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by corbin_a2, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. corbin_a2 macrumors regular

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    OK, I know i'm complaining but... When Apple switched to Intel one of the benefits was supposed to be an increased rate of updates to the Mac line. Apple pulled out of Macworld saying in part that it did not want to be tied down to one or two updates a year at a predetermined time. Now lets look what has happened. Since the switch to Intel we have had LESS updates to the Mac line! The new normal seems to be a new mac product about every 10 - 12 months. I'm sorry, a computer is not a car. It should not have a model year.

    What is wrong with having running updates? Meaning that throughout the year a computer might just be silently updated with new and faster this and thats? Why do we have Macintosh model year 2007, 2008, 2009 and so on...

    On a separate note the iMac dose need a redesign. Except the change in color, it has looks the same since the G5 in 2004.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I think it's more to do with the fact the world has gone tits up so people arnt spending money. Why update something when prices are high due to there not being a Market for it.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    One of the main reasons was that PowerPC CPUs were always late and weren't always what  wanted. One reason is that Core 2 Duos have been dominating the market for long time but now there are plenty of new ones coming. Furthermore, I think there's no reason to update if there's nothing to update to. A 50MHz CPU bump isn't worth the hassle.
     

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