What Tim says ......

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  1. one finger john macrumors newbie

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    In the Daily Mail.Com
    20 Dec 2016
    In the science section
    Memo to employees
    As told by TechCrunch

    "Apple is very Pro Mac,Imac,Mini,ProMac .......

    Haven't seen this in MacRumors.You guys miss something ?
     
  2. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Some of us aren't interested in what Tim says.. some of us are only interested in whether or not the products work for our needs.
     
  3. one finger john thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, did you read what Tim had to say about what seems to be the immediate future of the desk top line or not ?
    What with everyone saying the desk tops are finished,etc. I would think you would be interested. This article quotes a memo that was sent out to Apple employees basically stating that Apple is aware and something new was coming out soon.
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    No, I didn't read it.. I feel it would serve no purpose. When I need a desktop machine I'll look around and find something that fits my needs. I feel this world would be a much better place if everyone took care of the person in the mirror and ignored the pointless drama created by others.
     
  5. one finger john thread starter macrumors newbie

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    O.K. Why did you answer the thread ? If you didn't read the article, didn't research the information, are not into the desk top series by Apple and the probable release of improved models, what is your basis for life?
    You are way too much into your metaphysical line of B.S. Stop wasteing my time.
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I thought we were discussing the mini and not the meaning of life?

    If you want us to read the article, post a link.
     
  7. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    1. I replied to the thread in order to answer the question at the end of your original post; "You guys miss something?"

    2. I own two Macs, so it would follow that I am indeed "into the desktop series by Apple"

    What's wrong, was my opinion not what you expected? Is that why you're now upset? Perhaps you should be more open-minded when eliciting a prescribed response.
     
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    https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/19/a...o-the-mac-and-that-great-desktops-are-coming/

    We had a big MacBook Pro launch in October and a powerful upgrade to the MacBook back in the spring. Are Mac desktops strategic for us?

    The desktop is very strategic for us. It’s unique compared to the notebook because you can pack a lot more performance in a desktop — the largest screens, the most memory and storage, a greater variety of I/O, and fastest performance. So there are many different reasons why desktops are really important, and in some cases critical, to people.

    The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world.

    Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we’re committed to desktops. If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.

    What do you consider to be Apple’s biggest differentiator, and what can employees do to foster and advance those efforts?

    Our greatest differentiator is our culture and our people. They are the foundation by which everything else comes about. Without great people and a great environment that people can live in, we wouldn’t have intellectual property. We wouldn’t have the best products. We wouldn’t have the inventions or features I mentioned earlier.

    I think it’s that “change the world” attitude and boldness that’s deeply embedded in our culture, that “good isn’t good enough.” All of this is the fuel for everything else that we do.

    From a strategic point of view, we also focus on things where software, hardware and services all come together and bring out the magic that only Apple can. That’s our secret sauce. It shows up in a lot of different places, and it’s something that we look for in new employees.

    You can rarely see precisely where you want to go from the beginning. In retrospect, it’s always written like that. But it’s rarely like that. The fantastic thing about Apple employees is they get excited about something, and they want to know how it works. What it will do. What its capabilities are. If they want to know about something in an entirely different industry, they start pulling the string and see where it takes them. They’re focused more on the journey, which enables so many great things to happen.

    Just in the past couple years, pulling that string on Watch and fitness led to ResearchKit, and ResearchKit led to CareKit. We’ve got a ton of things on our roadmap that I can’t talk about, but that I’m incredibly excited about, that are the result of pulling that string and not being bound by the box that so many people in life get bound by.


    With so many things that we’ve done, we don’t do it because there’s an return on investment. We don’t do it because we know exactly how we’re going to use it. We do it because it’s clear it’s interesting and it might lead somewhere. A lot of the time it doesn’t, but many times it leads us somewhere where we had no idea in the beginning.
     
  10. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I can't seem to find this article. Moreover, a google search for "Apple is very Pro Mac" doesn't come up with this quote either (except from this forum). Where are you getting this from?

    In any case, Tim has already made plain what he thinks the role of the Mini should be, with the 2014 update. It is thin, low-power, non-upgradable (in any manner), and lacks high-end CPU or GPU options. In short, it is an entry-level Mac, and is definitely not intended for use as anything other than an entry-level Mac.

    So no, just saying that there are more desktops on the roadmap is not sufficient. The desktops as currently designed are not sufficient. Apple has to actually change its current course for things to improve...
     
  11. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Tried going to the Daily Mail website, where it seems the OP got the info from originally, but here in Thailand this is what comes up:
    Screen Shot 2016-12-26 at 9.53.37 AM.png

    The Daily Mail among the thousands of websites blocked by the powers that be!
     
  12. sleconte macrumors member

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    Opera browser includes a free VPN - works well when I need it.

    The OP is misquoting the article. Nowhere does Tim Cook mention specific computers. Just that desktops are on the roadmap. It's the same article we've already seen, in a different place.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...promises-great-generation-machine-coming.html
     
  13. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    The Buddha with Wi-fi coming out of his finger?
    What does the text translate to?
     
  14. Hirakata macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure Google translate is spot on with this:

    "Web site for the booming dark recaptured and Science The data is not suitable wind.
    Secretary Chu has been suspended by Discovery Metals Epึe economy and society."
     
  15. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    What he SAYS and what he DOES are two totally different things...
     
  16. fricotin macrumors regular

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    Thaïland censors the Daily Mail quite frequently.
     
  17. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Maybe that is "One Finger John"? ;)

    But seriously, this is the same old story we have already discussed at length, with the addition of an inaccurate quote.
     
  18. now i see it macrumors 65816

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    TC has been alluding to the nebulous "best product roadmap" ever since he took office. It's a meaningless phrase after 5 years.
     
  19. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't this the same fool that said this " "Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people. They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones."
    This guy will say anything if it pushes the stock price higher.
     
  20. sleconte, Dec 26, 2016
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    The trouble is that it really is all that many people need. Not you, not us, but for millions of people. They don't even need a tablet, the phone suffices usually.
     
  21. jpine macrumors 6502

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    I think what Tim says, along with 47 cents, will get you a 47 cent postage stamp here in the USA.
     
  22. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Funny how OP disappeared as soon as he was caught faking pro-Cook news.
     
  23. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Very true, just like the mythical iPhone 7 feature that we "can't live without."
     
  24. JustinBW macrumors member

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    Just to make it clear, since the OP is misquoting what Tim Cook said (if that's even worth anything these days); he never said they were committed to the Mac Pro or Mini. He talked about desktops and then mentioned a lot of stuff about the iMac.

    The quotes and the article are linked above. There is no specific mention to the mini or pro.
     

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