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Wildkraut

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Last year I wondered why Apple primary used older iMacs to present OSX and Framework features in their WWDC sessions. This year they also used older iMacs to present the features in thier WWDC sessions.
Look at the thick display bezel.
e.g Whats new in GameplayKit, Whats new in SpriteKit,Whats new in SceneKit sessions and probably more.

Anybody has an idea, why?
The lack of new iMac is probably not the reason...
 

Wildkraut

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Yeah a valid reason, but if its still good enough for Apple itself, then why should their users buy newer hardware. Not a very clever marketing strategy.

Specially after this bold statement:
"There are over 600 million computers in use today that are over five years old. This is really sad, it really is."
 
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slowsafari

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Why it's sad? My iMac 2011 is also 5 years old, and works like a charm. I built in a SSD and more RAM.
 
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Zirel

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Yeah a valid reason, but if its still good enough for Apple itself, then why should their users buy newer hardware. Not a very clever marketing strategy.

Specially after this bold statement:
"There are over 600 million computers in use today that are over five years old. This is really sad, it really is."

Apple isn't forcing anyone to buy new hardware. They say the new one is better, which is true, the costumer chooses if he wants to upgrade or not.

Are you implying that just because Apple releases new hardware, that they force you to upgrade? You must have very low self control, that's your problem.

And Apple said that about PC's, not computers, not Macs, and it's true, those computers are mostly running an older version of Windows mostly because driver incompatibilities, and aren't taking advantage of modern technologies.
 
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