Will Apple fill their infamous gaping lineup hole?

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  1. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    It's no secret Apple has a huge hole in their lineup, between the mini and pro, and anything less than a significant mini upgrade will leave mini fans out in the cold and very angry. What changes do you think Apple will reveal about the new mini? Better graphics and a larger disk and/or SSD are assumed but what else?

    Quad core i7? (no Core2's need apply, thank you)
    Larger RAM maximum? (at least 4GB but hopefully 8GB)
    Drop Firewire ports? (Sorry folks but this is not a Pro)

    What would you like to see?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There will be NO xMac.

    Not until Steve Jobs dies.

    End of thread.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    um and who are you to say this? do you work at apple? didnt think so

    i dont want a "desktop" with laptop parts and not upgradeable like the mini or imac nor do i need a worstation like a mac pro

    i hope they release a true desktop and they should. end of thread:rolleyes:
     
  4. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Apple has no hole in their lineup. It's called the iMac. :)
     
  5. tersono macrumors 68000

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    oh Gawd. Not this old chestnut....

    Give it up, man....
     
  6. cube macrumors G5

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    Stop trolling with your pathetic all-in-one.
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Here we go again. This gets brought up so much.

    I don't see a hole in the lineup. The only hole people see is that there is no headless Mac where the iMac is.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont want an all in one. i already have nice monitors and i like the ability to potentially change the video card or hard drive easily. i dont want laptop parts in a supposed "desktop" like the imac

    on the other hand, the mac pro is not a desktop. it is a workstation that while is a value for its market, is way too costly for those who dont want workstation performance yet still want a desktop

    because of that, a hackintosh is my only real option
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    So you admit there is a hole.
     
  10. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    I see a solution within your own analysis. Move the mini next to the pro, so that they're touching. Voila! No hole.

    Now go away.
     
  11. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you so quick to assume any of this. 10 Years ago did you ever see Apple releasing an iPhone?

    I feel that they see the iMac as feeling this hole, maybe in a few years we may see some type of product to fit this "hole". But I don't see it happening without a larger demand.
     
  12. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Things just took a turn for the more suggestive . . .
     
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    lol the iMac is anything but pathetic, it does the job for the majority of people who dont want a tower and a million wires behind their desk. has sufficient power and a beautiful huge screen. not everyone needs constant upgradeability, or whatever other advantage a tower provides.
     
  14. cube macrumors G5

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    The iMac can't fill the hole for a midrange tower.

    Who said there's not a large demand for such machines? Just look at the cheap PCs people buy.
     
  15. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, Im sorry. I was under the impression that this whole forum was a place for our suggestive thoughts.
     
  16. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea or even the move to intel

    i remember on these very boards, people were yelling blasphemy and then worried about viruses suddenly affecting thier macs because they would be intel

    seriously, why do people state claims with such certainty but with no rational to back it up is beyond me:cool:
     
  17. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    No. I was just pointing out what other people say.
     
  18. cube macrumors G5

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    It is pathetic when Apple gives no option for a normal desktop at a reasonable price.
     
  19. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Suggestive, sure; salacious, no. You typed "feeling this hole." Did you mean "filling"?
     
  20. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What part of "where the iMac is" was unclear? There is no hole and Apple would not make a mid-range tower unless Steve leaves.

    What argument against the xMac do you want this time?

    Apple doesn't make computers to cater to the beige-box crowd.
    Apple doesn't want people using their own hardware and then blaming Apple when it doesn't work.
    OS X relies on integration of known hardware and software to make it work.

    Take your pick.
     
  21. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have the combo.
     
  22. cube macrumors G5

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    If some people express such requirement the hole does exist.
     
  23. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    haha... why yes i did. Was typing so fast i never realiezed

    my mistake:p
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what part of "i dont want an all in one that uses laptops parts" is unclear?

    what arguments against the imac do you want this time?

    1) theres no desktop option to run osx. i dont want a laptop component desktop that makes even say, hard drive swapping more difficult than it should be
    2) theres a market for people who dont want all in ones yet dont require a mac pro but want more power than a mini
    3) the markt is there as evidence of the hackintosh scene as well the complaints on these boards about the lack of one

    take your pick

    um what? for your first "argument, how would a desktop be handeled any different than the macpro in terms of additional hardware? some people dont need workstation performance

    for your second argument, who is to say that a desktop made by apple wont integrate the hardware and osx?

    once again, you are not apple and you have no idea what they will do. please stop acting otherwise

    i dont get why people feel the need to always say apple is always right with their products. just because you may not need it doesnt mean i dont
     

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