Just Scratching the Surface

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kylelerner, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. kylelerner, Nov 15, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016

    kylelerner macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
    As we (hopefully) near a much-needed refresh of the Apple iMac product line, many consumers are looking elsewhere. The horrific launch of the refreshed MacBook Pro had led many professionals, and others, to ponder the seriousness of Apple's Design Team with the "courageous" absence of vital I/O ports and features we have learned to grow and love.

    My most favorite response to the MacBook Pro lack of ports/change to all USB-C was that of Jacob Kastrenakes from The Verge who stated "USB-C is the future, but the MacBook Pro is in the present."

    Walt Mossberg has also commented on the change, stating that "this is what Apple is offering. Take it or leave it."

    Well, that leads me to believe that the refreshed iMac may have a slew of USB-C ports, a much higher price tag, and God knows what else.

    Then, there's the newly announced Microsoft Surface Studio. Microsoft has really stepped up their game as of late with the Surface Book and the Surface Studio. They're totally copying Apple's model (retail stores, aluminum chassis, built-in malware protection), and...I think they've officially surpassed the copy machine and have started innovating on their own. The Surface Studio's tilt, dial, and touchscreen is absolutely brilliant and innovative for many current iMac users seeking further innovation in design and workflow.

    I think Apple needs to consider the desires of their consumers, not just the desires of their design team.


  2. juanesco macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2016
    The Microsoft’s Surface Studio looks very nice, but the question is, I will buy it?, no, I don’t need it. I don’t need a dial or a touchscreen. The design is very important, that's true, Microsoft has risked and tries to convince us that we all need a Surface Studio at home, but unfortunately for them, most of us are not graphic designers. I've been very critical with the new MacBook Pro, but Apple is certainly right that the touchscreen does not work.

    Making a comparison, the Galaxy S7 is very nice, but everybody wants to buy an IPhone.
  3. varian55zx macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2012
    San Francisco
    Apple is really embarrassing themselves.

    It's almost as if they want people to hate them. It seems like they're self destructing on themselves.

    I've been a Mac user since OS 9, always heavily preferred it.

    But it is entirely possible this may be my last iMac. We will see
  4. juanesco macrumors newbie


    Nov 4, 2016
    The problem is the following, contrary to what happened before, people are more concerned about paying an increasingly high price for an Apple computer.

    Perhaps it's Intel's fault or that the current technology has already reached its zenith and the only updates are limited to better energy efficiency or a stylized design.

    The reality is that all that push that brought Steve Jobs with his return is exhausted. The only Apple's advantage is that its alternative is called Windows, and currently macOS is better operating system .........., for the moment.

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