MP Buyers Guide wording - New options please?????!!!!

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  1. Deepshade macrumors regular

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    Don't Buy - Updates soon has become a bit of a joke!

    Either MacRumors needs to get a better source of purchasing info
    or it needs a new set of buyers guide options
    Can't see the former happening - so let's go for some new buyers guide suggestions

    Give up now - buy an iPhone for video editing
    Buy old stock now - Apple needs the cash for Antenna development
    Don't Buy - borrow, refreshes are painless
    Build a hack - then you only be half as p...off when the new model gets released
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    Macrumors Buyers guide simply compares the amount of days since last update with the amount of days between previous update. They do not have some kind or supernatural power, or insider information, if you thought that.
     
  3. Deepshade thread starter macrumors regular

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    It really should say that in big letters at the top of the days counting list - because its not a buyers guide!

    MRs purport to be the place for all mac info (hence the title). So I thought this was the place to find out what was happening in the Mac world. So far this year its been i this and that and virtually nothing about Macs.

    And other people can joke about it!
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=964051
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=962588

    Becoming very disillusioned the all the rumor sites - they just rehash each others news - very little original info.
     
  4. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    How clueless do folks have do you have to cater to? The "Please don't stick your hands into the spinning blades of a lawnmower" crowd?

    The buyers guide format is :

    Recommendation: wwwwww
    Last Release mmm dd yyyy
    Days Since Update xxx (Avg = yyy )


    A recommendation followed by a date followed by "days" and a avg of day between releases. And yet your hypothesis is that the recommendation is primarily formed by the latest "hot rumor"? Seriously? A cursory glance through the recommendation shows a high correlation between the "days since " value and the "avg" value as being exactly correlated with the recommendation.

    MR usess dates because frankly is it better than 95+% of the prognosticators they quote (or come here to contribute).



    There is usaually solid info here on Mac but it typically only comes about a week or so before the new Mac drops. Apple takes security seriously and, right now, isn't purposely leaking info about Macs several months in advance. Since Apple sued and squashed one rumors site, sites that want to line up to get dribbles don't really push for hard sources.
     
  5. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    True for more than just MacRumors. I listen to MacBreak Weekly podcast, but it's all iPhone and iPad. MacWorld has lots of Mac stuff but still is more than half iPhone and iPad.

    The fact/problem is that all the buzz is surrounding the i devices. Macs are computers which is a mature technology. Incremental improvements these days and nothing earth shattering.
     

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