The all new, New Apple.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Binarymix, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    This whole new Apple lineup is getting confusing. As are their marketing tactics.

    It makes some sort of sense now:

    Macbook Pro line:

    Macbook Air, non-retina

    Old Macboook Pro, non-retina.

    New, Macbook Pro Retina.


    The iPad line:

    iPad Mini, Non-retina.

    Old iPad, non-retina.

    New iPad, Retina.

    Next Year:

    Mac Mini No screen.

    Old, iMac Non-Retina

    New iMac, Retina.



    Still... confusing.

    They are basically making "Budget, Consumer, Pro" without actually reducing any prices, just marking up the new better units, and using outdated parts in the midline models.


    It's all profits and Business I know...

    But... Apple has become more greedy than ever, while sticking it to their loyal customers.


    That is all.
     
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  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I know this will mess up your neat system, but the non-retina MacBook Pro is not the old one. It's basically the new one without the retina. And you can't group the MacBook Air with the MacBook Pros.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    He's trying to justify his iPad mini purchase, let him 'Beautiful Mind' this equation.
     
  6. Binarymix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's not technically the old one, still, the old design.

    And Airs may not be 'pro' devices, but they are Apple laptops no?
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Then you might as well group the Mac Pro, Mac Mini and iMacs together because they are Apple desktops.
     
  8. Binarymix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not trying to justify anything. Just telling it as I see it now.

    Apple is now only selling one premium product per line, at outrageous prices (except maybe the iPad line). The rest of the line is left to old spare cases and parts, also at a higher price than they should be.

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    I did, except the mac pro, which is probably EOL.
     
  9. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Yep, I agree. Especially the Mac line-up is getting too 'busy'. We've now got models with special displays (retina) and without (non-retina) and it's all going through each other.
     
  10. george-brooks macrumors 6502a

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    Steve made a very clear point while he was launching the original iMac: apple makes a consumer machine and a professional machine for each product line. Now the case is, as you mentioned: budget, consumer, pro. I agree that the product line is expanding to the point that it is losing the simplicity that made apple's lineup so great, but its also keeping up with a growing market. Now aapl has so many customers they must meet their demands. "Think different" no longer sums up apple. Instead of marketing to a few intelligent people and placing them into two categories, now they market to the masses, catering to everyone and adapting their products to what the consumers want rather than telling us what we need.
     
  11. PlutoniusX macrumors member

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    Apple is turning into a pre-Steve Jobs Apple.

    :apple:Nice knowing you!
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Really? Because back then they didn't have separate consumer Powerbooks, just Powerbooks.
     
  13. george-brooks macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry my mistake, he actually said that when the original iBook was released 10 months later.
     
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    What about the iBook?
     
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I was responding to his saying that happened when the iMac came out. iBook happened later.
     

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