No Quads in the 15/28 w Broadwells !!!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by QuietGamer, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. QuietGamer macrumors newbie

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  2. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    It's a shame Apple doesn't have a ton of money, or a supply chain wiz, to help figure out how to profitably cram a quad core into a mini.

    If only.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    The max TDP Apple has used was 45w in the Mid-2012's.

    Of course the real issue is that the Mini is due for a complete revamp. This is the fourth iteration of the Mini using this exact Chassis. It's possible that they could redo it entirely (smaller and thinner is most likely) and thus may only end up using the 15w CPU's....

    Purely speculation on my part though....
     
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  5. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Then I guess Apple should discontinue all the iMacs except for the base model.
     
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    I don't think they should do that.
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    I speculate that the Mac Mini might eventually be replaced by the Mac Venti. A sightly bigger chassis for 20% higher cost.
     
  8. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    If only somebody had done in the past, we'd know it wasn't impossible.
     
  9. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    According to you it would only affect 1%, what's wrong with that?
     
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    Nothing. But I think they should give people the option.
    I also think that more of the people buying iMacs might utilize 4 cores
     
  11. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Then they should give people with Minis the option as well.
     
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    They should. But they won't because it is not good for business.
     
  13. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    I would challenge you to submit empirical evidence to support that.

    Good business is meeting your customer's needs.
     
  14. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Good business is making money and selling the cheapest item you can for the most amount of money and limiting the options to reduce inventory and overhead. Customer needs is generally secondary since most customers will "make do" with products on the market that mostly meet their needs.
     
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    99% of mac mini customers have 0 use for a quadcore.
    Those who do are forced to buy a higher end mac (MP, iMac).
    It's not rocket science.
     
  16. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Boy, it's sad to see what business has devolved to these days.
     
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    :apple: is the market leader because they satisfy their customers.
    They cannot cater to every niche market.
     
  18. newellj macrumors 601

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    That works both ways, though - can you produce empirical evidence to support significant market demand for the quads? Only Apple really knows, and they aren't telling anyone...
     
  19. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh?

    That's what business has always been.
     
  20. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    The burden of proof is on the positive.

    Try and buy a Quad online.
     
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    I am lost :confused:
     
  22. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    But it's true for all industries. Just the other day I was in the market for adjustable Dumbbells. I wanted fairly quick swaps with a certain amount of weight options and they just didn't exist. As a consumer I had my choice, spend more and get more than I wanted or spend less and give up features. As a consumer we make these compromises all the time because manufacturers can't make every iteration of every good to make us all happy can they? If they did, they wouldn't make money with all the options and overhead and to be honest with too many choices, it becomes hard as a consumer to even make a decision.

    And by he way business is here to make SHAREHOLDERS happy not customers. You may not like it, but that IS the world we live in. Do you think Cook would have a job if he told Apple shareholders that profits weren't important but making customers happy was?!?
     
  23. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    I'll rephrase that to: it's sad how far people's expectations of business have devolved.
     
  24. Gym Hellwig macrumors regular

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    You keep contradicting yourself with the insistence than the iMac keep quad cores.

    It's good for business to remove quad options for everything except the Mac Pro.
     
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    I am not contradicting myself. I am stating the facts.
     

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