That new Mac smell....

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  1. kalms macrumors newbie

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    How do Apple make it smell soo good? Do you think they make an effort to make it smell the way new Macs do or is it just a byproduct of manufacturing? I'm not one for going around smelling stuff often as I'm just not that weird but there is no mistaking a new Mac.
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Not unlike the new car smell...it might be do to off gassing from various construction materials.

    Probably not fatal...:eek:
     
  3. Freshmen macrumors member

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    I know what your talking about, no other technology has that smell. My mac boxes still have that smell :D
     
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    They probably squirt pheromones on it in the back room. Something like "newborn baby smell"? Or maybe they have several and choose one to suit? Just to make sure you two bond.

    That, or it's as shrink points out, it's just the styrofoam gassing off (which doesn't sound terribly endearing at all! :) )
     
  6. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    By that measure, the new Mac Pro's should have a whiff of US. You know, junk-food and gun powder. ;)
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Apple's eau de parfum :)
     
  8. kalms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do the Mac Pro's smell differently? Good point, as it's made in the US?
     
  9. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Yes as slave communist labor isn't used. The air here is sky blue and the water clean.
     
  10. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Correction: Slave, underaged communist labor :)
     
  11. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    Love that new Mac box smell. All Apple boxes smell the same so must be the packaging materials. Either way, that smell tells you fun is ahead and your wallet is lighter :)
     
  12. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully I'll be enjoying that new Mac smell on either the 9th or the 10th, if UPS keeps to schedule. They say delivery on the 9th, but since I live in a rural area, I have a feeling it will come a day late.
     
  13. TheGeneralLee86 macrumors member

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    Mine is still being processed because I chose the 21.5inches 3.1Ghz I7 vs. the 2.9Ghz I5 Intel processor and it says mine will be here the 15-17th or so! I can't wait! My brand new car smelled good too when I bought it last fall!:cool:
     
  14. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    They really should go into the perfume market with the 'new mac scent'. I'd overuse that like crazy!
     
  15. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I'd spray it throughout my whole house :D
     
  16. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    It's MSG. That smell.

    Made in China. Of course.
     
  17. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    Exactly....Chinese air sealed in a box for a few days to weeks.
     
  18. kalms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's far superior to any other new product, unless it's a new car. It would be interesting to know how scent impacts product development as I bet some materials smell like crap.
     

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