New Product Smell

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  1. conch575 macrumors 6502

    conch575

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    Does anyone else on here love that new product smell that Apple products have?? When I first got my MacBook I smelt it a lot.. It's so nice!! Same with my iPod.. The thing is, the iPhone didn't have that smell, which was disappointing.
     
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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Don't they arrest you and throw you in jail if you go to Wal-Mart to rip the packages open and start sniffing the product.
     
  4. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    My 12" PowerBook kept it's smell for a good few years. The others, not really.
    I don't go sniffing them on purpose though…I'd like to keep my brain cells intact. :)
     
  5. conch575 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not bad to smell them :p It's not like it's bad for you or anything.. I don't think. OK, I'm not a junkie or anything.:D
     
  6. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    I remember a few years ago a story on the news about the "new car smell" being all the glues and other chemicals in the car. The story reported how they were actually quite dangerous. Supposedly, the smells were lots of VOC's. It'd be interesting to see the raw results of the tests.
     
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    yep. i love that smell. though mine seems to only last maybe a week
     
  9. cassius2001 macrumors newbie

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    smell on new mbp?

    the smell is toxic.

    i bought a new macbook pro 1.5 years ago and the smell was so strong it gave me headaches. I had to return it after a few days.

    Wondering - does anyone know if there is a smell on the new MBPros that just came out? particularly the 15 inch?
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I've never noticed a difference between Macs and other product smells...

    But yes, I do love it. :D
     
  11. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

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    I have a new 15 mbp and it hardly had the smell at all.
     
  12. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Is this part of Apple's marketing schemes to hook you in with this addictive new computer/product smell? Like nicotine, once you are hooked, you are in a long haul to keep buying new Apple products.:)
     
  13. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    Aawww, sorry to hear this bad news...
    Have you tried going to your mum's knicker draw and getting a hit off that?
     
  14. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    New Car Smell. It's the chemicals in the seat foam, the carpet, the leather, the plastic.

    Detergents, dyes, veneers, coatings, etc.

    It's awful for you.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Love the new smell. I'm not even sure why, since it travelled to college, Spain and around the UK with me but my Powerbook retained the smell. Especially once the fans kicked in.

    I miss that machine :eek:.
     
  16. adk macrumors 68000

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    15 replies and nobody has mentioned how great new shoe smell is?
     
  17. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    My old 2.1 White MB had one, but my 2.26 MBP didn't :(
     
  18. joro macrumors 68020

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    And now we know why were all hooked on Apple products - it’s the fumes coming the package! :D
     
  19. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    ahh i know what you mean! i love that new product smell, its awesome :D
     
  20. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    Apple has the fumes on the mac pro to make you forget that you payed enough money for your mac pro to buy a new car or maybe the best canon camera in the world.
     
  21. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    So what? It smells great! What's a few brain cells? And it only last for a week or so, because my Mom smokes in the car. I LOVE THAT SMELL!

    Don
     
  22. jake.f macrumors 6502

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    You smelt a laptop? Please go to a phone book and ring one of the numbers under Psychiatrist.
     
  23. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    What if I smell my iMac? Do I still need a Psychologist?

    Don
     
  24. jake.f macrumors 6502

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    If you smell any computer i think it still applies.
     

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