Why didn't Apple combine all three ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dwl017, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. dwl017 macrumors 6502a

    dwl017

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    Am I the only one wondering about this ?

    Time Capsule base model $299
    Apple TV base model $229
    Mac Mini base model $599
    Total= $1127 before taxes and shipping if you buy online.

    Why didn't Apple just combine all three into one machine ?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    because that would remove apple almost completely from<$1000 computer market.
     
  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    In a way, the Mac Mini can operate as a combination of all three already, it's just limited in some ways and better in others. If they gave the Mini a bigger hard drive and updated Front Row software (basically the :apple:TV software), it would essentially be the true combination.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    One thing they should have done IMO is give an option for Time Capsule to have a superdrive built in for use as a remote disk...
     
  5. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    ... but it would be one heck of a machine if the MacMini had it all.
     
  6. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    Yes, if they would update the mac mini with better outputs and the ATV interface I would drop the ATV and just buy another Mac Mini.
     

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