Products You Wish Apple Made

Dulcimer

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The products could be anything that you'd pay for—whether that's a current product with specific features or an entirely new product category.

I'll start:

1) An iMac Pro with upgradeable desktop components. I'm talking about user-upgradeabe GPU in particular. The iMac Pro wouldn't be so thin, but who cares?

2) An audiophile's iPod Classic. Sure, iPods are dying, especially the Classic with its clickwheel, but I'd love an ultimate audiophile's iPod with a high quality DAC and audio chip. Also a high-capacity SSD (256 GB, anyone?), which is more energy-efficient and less failure-prone than the current HDDs. It'd be expensive as hell, but considering that the iPod Classic is really only targeted to a niche, it'd be a good low-volume product. Maybe even one that could be made in the states (like the Mac Pro).
 

roadbloc

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An audiophile's iPod Classic. Sure, iPods are dying, especially the Classic with its clickwheel, but I'd love an ultimate audiophile's iPod with a high quality DAC and audio chip. Also a high-capacity SSD (256 GB, anyone?), which is more energy-efficient and less failure-prone than the current HDDs. It'd be expensive as hell, but considering that the iPod Classic is really only targeted to a niche, it'd be a good low-volume product. Maybe even one that could be made in the states (like the Mac Pro).
+1000. This a million times over.

A mid range tower Mac would be nice too. As would a touchscreen Mac.
 

djtech42

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The products could be anything that you'd pay for—whether that's a current product with specific features or an entirely new product category.

I'll start:

1) An iMac Pro with upgradeable desktop components. I'm talking about user-upgradeabe GPU in particular. The iMac Pro wouldn't be so thin, but who cares?

2) An audiophile's iPod Classic. Sure, iPods are dying, especially the Classic with its clickwheel, but I'd love an ultimate audiophile's iPod with a high quality DAC and audio chip. Also a high-capacity SSD (256 GB, anyone?), which is more energy-efficient and less failure-prone than the current HDDs. It'd be expensive as hell, but considering that the iPod Classic is really only targeted to a niche, it'd be a good low-volume product. Maybe even one that could be made in the states (like the Mac Pro).
I definitely agree with these! These would be awesome products.
 

phrehdd

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If the iMac is to stay in its sleek self involved, fully closed form, there should be minimal "sled" style guides on the back that feed Thunderbolt so that you could purchase a very simple holder for drives and slide them onto the back.
In fact, it shouldn't be limited to just drives but perhaps audio and other devices. Would be nice if the base of the unit also was where the ports were for USB, FW and TB (front or side is fine but not on the back of the screen).

iPhone/iPad,iPod - play a broader variety of file formats including flac 96/24 and mkv files.

Happy with the addition of the Mac (mini) Pro coming out but also would be nice if a mid-sized traditional Mac Pro was released so that again some items could be put in internally to expand and upgrade.
 

MacCruiskeen

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1) An iMac Pro with upgradeable desktop components. I'm talking about user-upgradeabe GPU in particular. The iMac Pro wouldn't be so thin, but who cares?
I.e., like the way desktop Macs were before the iMac. Macs used to be very open and upgradeable, but I don't see Apple going back to that. Just the opposite. I'd ask the same for the mini, too--then you would be able to use it with any monitor, and not have to toss a good monitor when you get a new box.

2) An audiophile's iPod Classic. Sure, iPods are dying, especially the Classic with its clickwheel, but I'd love an ultimate audiophile's iPod with a high quality DAC and audio chip.
You can get this now, sort of. In the form a dock that bypasses the iPod's internal DAC. I think there are one or two stereo amps available that have this built-in. You can feed uncompressed files directly from the iPod to the stereo--the best possible sound quality you're going to get from an iPod. But it's not cheap and it's not portable.
 

gnasher729

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The products could be anything that you'd pay for—whether that's a current product with specific features or an entirely new product category.
For iMac users: A monitor that has the same design as the iMac (except some sign to see which is the iMac and which the monitor), so I can have a dual monitor iMac with matching monitors. Since that monitor would have lots of unused space at the bottom, use that space for additional hard drives.
 

Dulcimer

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You can get this now, sort of. In the form a dock that bypasses the iPod's internal DAC. I think there are one or two stereo amps available that have this built-in. You can feed uncompressed files directly from the iPod to the stereo--the best possible sound quality you're going to get from an iPod. But it's not cheap and it's not portable.
I know about those, but like you said, those aren't portable. I'd like just a nice, better-than-average sound output.

Haha, I knew there'd be some Mac Pro trash talking… :D
 

dvoros

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I wish Apple would make an iPhone with six screen screen, 24 hr. battery and 16 megapixel camera. That would blow away all competition.
 

needfx

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Either way it better have a retina display or I'm not buying. :D
...and airplay!

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For iMac users: A monitor that has the same design as the iMac (except some sign to see which is the iMac and which the monitor), so I can have a dual monitor iMac with matching monitors. Since that monitor would have lots of unused space at the bottom, use that space for additional hard drives.
or..a two iMac bundle at the cost of a 27"imac & a27" TB display, combinable hardware profiles via TB, operates as one single machine, daisy chaining as many as you want, no future upgrade options of course, called... the iMac C*.

*C for Centipede

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would be interesting if apple made 1Tb wifi/thunderbolt/bluetooth/3G/4G mobile hardrives with touchscreens for file playback/preview/edit. Battery should last at least 50 hours.
 
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jcbhammond

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Wish they'd make OSX truly supported on outside hardware. Wouldn't even have to be every vendor and product, for example only Intel, Gigabyte, and Corsair. Would even pay extra for this right to build it myself. Basically an Apple supported hackintosh.
 
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MyMac1976

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Wish they'd make OSX truly supported on outside hardware. Wouldn't even have to be every vendor and product, for example only Intel, Gigabyte, and Corsair. Would even pay extra for this right to build it myself. Basically an Apple supported hackintosh.
 

ManhattanBeach

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I'd like to see a bigger sensor on the iPhone camera. As far as a new product goes... how about an Apple receiver for my home entertainment system.
 

OnceYouGoMac

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A Macbook Air with a detachable screen that becomes an iPad with iOS when the screen is detached and a normal Macbook when the screen is plugged into the keyboard. The Mac part of it would run OSX and would of course be able to dual boot Windows 7 or 8 (and run the likes of Parallels or VMware Fusion) as well :D
 

Dulcimer

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A Macbook Air with a detachable screen that becomes an iPad with iOS when the screen is detached and a normal Macbook when the screen is plugged into the keyboard. The Mac part of it would run OSX and would of course be able to dual boot Windows 7 or 8 (and run the likes of Parallels or VMware Fusion) as well :D
Yikes! We'd need an Ax chip in the screen/tablet part and an Intel processor in the keyboard part! I imagine that we'd lose some aesthetics with such a design, though.
 

ChristianVirtual

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I really need a touch screen on my MBA ... I'm meanwhile soo much used to the way Win 8.x is working on touch screen that I touch the display of my MBA and say: o yeah, not yet not here :mad:

:apple: I know you are working on it, get it to market soon
 

kazmac

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I love Apple, but I just want computers and software that work without so many issues - no IR, WiFi bugginess, no bleeding screens, no software that causes sleep issues, memory bleed etc.

Apple are spreading themselves way too thin (in more ways than one.)

Please, please just improve quality control and test for longer periods of time before sending any product out into the wild. This is all I wish from Apple.
 
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