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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jimmieboy, Dec 4, 2006.
What piece of hardware from apple, do you miss most?
Mine would have to be the 12" ibook, poor ibook
I wish the newton still worked in os x easily and whatnot.
For me it would have to be either the PowerBook or iBook. But since I have an iBook, mabye the PowerBook a little more. I think that's because when I got into Macs the iBook and PowerBook were the portables. I wasn't into Macs when the other's were around, so I don't have any real attachments to them. Although I remember the iMac G3's when I was in school....all shiny and see through
12" of almost indestructible goodness, dedicated video card, minimal heat issues, great airport signal, superb battery life and looked different from those crappy plactic black and grey PC boxes.
I had my ibook for 4 years, then upgraded to PB, I miss my ibook ,I actually cried the day I sold it.
1st gen iPod. I loved that one. They were built like a tank. my cousin got one when it first came out, and its only just recently died; the firewire port disconnected from the rest of the logic board. I tried soldering it back but my soldering hand isnt great, and i think i killed the board.
I voted Cube. Not that I ever owned one but I always wanted one. I should have voted iBook, I always loved the clamshell ibooks.
I think that the G4 Cube made more of a visual statement than any non-TAM Mac ever made. It could be a long time before Apple makes a move as bold as the Cube again (after all, they did lose a ton of money on it), so it gets my vote.
The Quicktake camera!
May all of my dead siblings and wives R.I.P.
i would say, ibook / powerbook. even though i have a powerbook, it makes me sad that apple is no longer making it. i dont know when ill be upgrading....when this ol' beauty gives up i guess.
Kind of the same...but more from practicality than nostalgia. In other words, here's to hoping that Apple comes out with a shockingly good <4 lb notebook.
While I like the lighter weight and smaller size of the newer portables, I really miss the swappable bays on the old Wall Street PowerBooks. I find I really don't need a battery plugged in all the time, but alas.
I just recently pulled my old Handspring Visor out and tried to hook it up to my 12" PowerBook G4. Can't get HotSync to install right. But playing around with the Visor - yah, I still love the simplicity and usability.
i voted powerbook....cuz i miss my powerbook that i used to have. it was my first mac laptop (ha, i'm only on my second)
sunflower iMac. Still the coolest desktop computer design to date.
Cube, since I have always wanted one.
I also miss the colours that one could get with an iMac/iBook.
I have a iPaq 4700. I also own a Newton 2100. Even today it pains me to look at the two side by side. Knowing that Apple could have pulled an iPod with the Newton if they only stuck it out, refined the hardware. It was only a few years later that the PDA boom occurred and as much as people say otherwise PDA's have never gone away. They simply morphed into blackberry's and PDA phones.
Jobs should be taken out and beaten. My iPaq, They even got the name right!!, should be running a freaking Apple OS. Not Windows. GRRRRRRRRR.
PS- I still use my Newton for note taking in meetings. Its handwriting to text recog is still best in the industry IMHO. And putting diagrams in notes its 1000x easier then on a laptop.
Wow, Wish I had a PDA that cost more then $5.00...
P.S, Nice Newton.
I would say Clarus the Dogcow (Moof!), but seeing as how you specified hardware I'm going to say the G3 iMac. My first 'modern' Mac was one of these, and although it doesn't match the design ingenuity of the G4 iMac or the coolness of the Cube I've got a bit of a soft spot for them. And who knows where Apple might be now if they hadn't released the original iMac?
12" Powerbook for its size/capabilities (I'm still amazed by my 1GHz model)
Powerbook G3 for the swappable bays and awesome looks.
I forgot about Oregon Trail. That game was the best!