Rank Apple releases

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by skaertus, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. skaertus macrumors 68040


    Feb 23, 2009
    How would you rank Apple's latest releases? The ranks being: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor

    Here are mine:

    In March 2012:

    3rd gen iPad: Excellent
    Apple TV: Good

    In June 2012:

    15-inch MacBook Pro with retina display: Excellent
    MacBook Air: Fair
    MacBook Pro: Fair
    Mac Pro: Poor

    In July 2012:

    OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Fair

    In September 2012:

    iPhone 5: Good
    iPod Touch: Good
    iOS 6: Poor

    In October 2012:

    13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display: Excellent
    iPod Nano: Good
    4th gen iPad: Fair
    iPad Mini: Fair
    Mac Mini: Fair

    In November 2012:

    iMac (November 2012): Good

    In February 2013:

    MacBook Pro with retina display: Fair

    In June 2013:

    Mac Pro: Excellent
    MacBook Air: Fair

    In September 2013:

    iOS 7: Excellent
    iPhone 5S: Good
    iPhone 5C: Poor
    iPod Touch: Poor
    iPod Nano: Poor
    iPod Shuffle: Poor

    How's yours?
  2. MRSucks macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2013
    Apple is the Radiohead of consumer electronics?
  3. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Your iPod ratings for Sept. 2013 don't make much sense since they weren't really updated, just had a new colour. As for the MacBook Air in June of 2013: what?! Just a "fair"? :mad: The battery was significantly increased!


    Otherwise, I agree with most of what you said.
  4. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 23, 2009
    I chose to rank the iPods release as "poor" exactly because they were not really updated, and just a new color makes it a very poor update.

    Yeah. Fair. Because it was not a big update. The improvement in battery life was expected due to the release of the Haswell processor (the better video card too). Everything else remained nearly unchanged: storage increased a bit in the 11-inch version; and processor speed and RAM remained pretty much the same. But the MacBook Air remains with a TN screen with standard resolution, while other ultrabooks are being redesigned and are getting dazzling IPS screens that rival the retina displays of the MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air is not the killer ultrabook anymore, Apple seems to have lost the timing with it, and that makes it a fair update (Apple slighly decreased the price because it obviously knows it has to make the Air more competitive in a market that is becoming increasingly more crowded by high-quality ultrabooks).

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