Where's the Mac?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ArtOfWarfare, May 10, 2008.

  1. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

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    Let's see... we have the:

    Mac Mini
    iMac
    mac pro
    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook Air

    but where on earth is our normal, nothing particularly special,

    Mac

    ?

    (Just a random question I had. I'm not going to suggest apple make some kind of mid-size tower that's like a headless iMac and call it a Mac as countless others already have. Sorry if this is the wrong forum to place it in. Feel free to move it.)
     
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  4. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    Lets compare product lines:

    Mac Mini
    iMac
    Mac Pro
    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    MacBook Air

    iPod nano
    iPod [classic]
    iPod touch
    iPod Shuffle
    iPhone

    we dont call the main iPod "pod", so we shouldn't call the main computer "mac"
     
  5. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    So true....

    Please this has been talked about so many times it's ridiculous, if you want this supposed "Mac", build one yourself, I have...
     
  7. BlakTornado Guest

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    Yep.

    Look at the differences:

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    If you ignore the age and speed/capacity/features of the computers, they're basically the same thing.

    They're both personal computers. An all in one personal computer.

    The iMac is the Macintosh of the 21st Century (Well, 1998... but it was close). The 'Mac' of the internet generation.

    I think that's why there is no plain 'Mac'; because they have one... just with an 'i' in front :)
     
  8. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    That's some funny stuff!!
     
  9. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    wouldn't be. Intel started being used in Macs in 2006, for sale use. However, iMac has been around for 10 years.
     
  10. ArtOfWarfare thread starter macrumors 604

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    Your logic fails.

    They're all called iPods.

    Whereas in their computer line, they arn't all called iMacs.

    Otherwise they'd be called the:

    iMac Mini (... where did the small screen iMacs ever go? Oh well, I like my 24".)
    iMac
    iMac Pro (an easy access imac?)
    iMacBook
    iMacBook Pro
    iMacBook Air

    but clearly they arn't.

    Oh, and I'm not saying they should.

    I'm just bringing up the fact that apple doesn't make a Mac.

    Oh, and to the person who posted a picture of the non-apple Mac... you also PHAIL!

    It's called the OpenMac. (Well, they changed the name to OpenComputer... but we'll all remember it by what they initially tried to call it... just like with the iTV which is officially called the :apple:TV.)
     
  11. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    The "i" represents things like innovation and that sort of stuff.

    When iMac first came out, Jobs said the i represented Internet. The iMacs basis was for a simple easy way to access the internet and just an easy computing experience.

    Mac by itself would be confusing... just leave it alone.
     

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