The Apple products we never got

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  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I just remembered a few things I thought about in the past which I thought (at the time) were a dead-cert for release and which I thought would have been cool.

    The first one would have been the fifth-generation iPod (classic). After the iPod mini was released, I imagined that this was the direction in which Apple was going to take all of its iPods - a wraparound aluminium enclosure in a variety of colours. They could finally get rid of the ugly shiny back and make it all out of one metal. I'm still waiting!

    The other one was one which I thought about after the release of Mac mini - a consumer display clad in shiny white plastic offered at a much more affordable price than the ridiculous sums Apple charges for Cinema Displays. It would be like a chinless iMac. This one's definitely not happening now they unleashed a bag of hurt and ugliness on the iMac line.

    Does anyone else have any products they devised and thought were cool?
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Inb4 thread dissolves into xMac debate...

    I thought we'd see a touch interface put onto the iPod nano/iPod Classic, although it wouldn't have any of the functionality of the Touch, thus allowing it to be cheaper. I'm kind of glad they didn't, keeps the products easily separable from each other.
     
  3. 7254278 macrumors 68020

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    I remember shortly after I joined the forum a couple of years back EVERYONE was waiting for the Powerbook G5. There must have been thousands of posts on the subject.

    EDIT: I just noticed that I signed up in 2004. DAMN, I've been here a while.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Isn't everyone still waiting? I know I am.
     
  5. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    Last Macworld coming up. They've got to do it.
     
  6. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I'm still wondering why Apple didn't just put a hard drive in the iPod touch.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Battery life.
     
  8. Luftwaffles macrumors regular

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    Yeah, definitely.

    And it'll be clocked at 3Ghz.
     
  9. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    And be liquid cooled, which will eventually leak, corroding your legs away...
     
  10. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Yes, and response time. The Classic takes a while to get things done from a cold start or sleep.

    Also thickness. The Classic is hefty compared to other iPods, the Touch would be just as heavy and very not durable.

    I am still waiting for the updated Pro cinema displays with full sized DVI and display port.
     
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  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    They already have, Pippin.

    It would make no business sense for Apple to try and break into the console market. The big three are highly entrenched and to enter this market, Apple would lose millions for years. No guarantee they'd ever be profitable. Microsoft lost tens of millions before they started seeing a profit.
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Powerbook G5, hands down the single most awaited product that never came.
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Already trying hands at the portable gaming market since the ipod touch introduced gaming capabilities.



    Bless
     
  15. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    When Apple leaves Intel and starts using their own processors, it'll be called the PowerBook X1, then X2, X3 and so on, and they'll release updates once every six months to a year because they'll be so advanced and way ahead of anything Intel can make.
     
  16. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    It's already out. It's called a MacMini.
     
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  19. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Oh I'm sorry, the one that has moar powah.
     
  20. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely Powerbook G5.

    There was something else too that everyone was waiting for but I can't remember what.
    It sounded cool too.

    :(
     
  21. Sigur macrumors regular

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    iPhone. Oh wait, we already got it.
    iPod touch. Wait, just found one in my pocket.

    I got pretty much everything I wanted.
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I don't know, I guess I just wanted an updated iBook G4 back before they switched to Intel. Maybe 1.42 and 1.53 GHz 12 and 14 inch options, 1 GB RAM, 60 and 80 GB HDD.

    Man, that was my dream (and still is, I guess.)
     
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  24. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    I agree in principle. But in another thread people were talking about releasing an App Store on the :apple:TV, and allowing it to serve as a media centre first, and gaming console second. With the iPod Touch growing in popularity as a gaming device, I think an :apple:TV/console would be an effective way to ease into the console market.

    But I agree fully, dropping an :apple:Console would not be a good approach, unless they can do something really, really revolutionary. If Apple ever did a console, I would imagine something like the Wii, not an XBox or PS3.

    (Actually, Apple was/is researching virtual reality, so maybe an Apple console is on its way? :D)
     
  25. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Totally forgot about that one!
     

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