Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 18:02 UTC
Apple Apple has released new iMacs, with a new interior (up to 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo) as well as new exterior (thinner, with a black back, as well as black 'eyeliner' around the screen), including a new keyboard, during a press event in Cupertino today. Apple also released new version of its iLife and iWork suites. iLife has seen updates on all its applications, while iWork has also received a new spreadsheet application called Numbers. Update: The Mac Mini has been updated too.
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RE[4]: DOWN FANBOY, HEEL
by theGrump on Tue 7th Aug 2007 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: DOWN FANBOY, HEEL"
theGrump
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2005-11-11

"Well sure, those items sell, and there's a definite market for them, but they don't sell well compared to cheaper, more pedestrian products."

want to compare profit margins on ferraris and toyota camrys? smaller audience does not mean smaller profit.

"What percentage of new cars today (in the US, at least) are sold with a manual transmission, 10%?"

but these models continue to sell well, as do the other "not simple" products i described, and they have sold well over decades...clearly people want these products. clearly some people will sacrifice simplicity for control in certain cases.

and really, are PCs that much more complex? or did you really believe the contrived comparison diagram with the dell?

the only difference between a standard desktop pc and the imac is two cords: monitor video input and monitor power cable. thats it.

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RE[5]: DOWN FANBOY, HEEL
by LobalSurgery on Tue 7th Aug 2007 22:38 in reply to "RE[4]: DOWN FANBOY, HEEL"
LobalSurgery Member since:
2006-09-07

"want to compare profit margins on ferraris and toyota camrys? smaller audience does not mean smaller profit."


I can't argue with you there. But that's not the point I was trying to make.

And, no, I don't think a PC is that much more complex than a Mac, but I didn't make that argument either; I didn't even comment on computers. I was merely trying to reiterate Kroc's point that we, as OSNews readers, aren't very representative of technology buyers as a whole.

The average consumer isn't overly concerned about the specific kind or speed of processor (or any other nitty-gritty technical detail) a computer uses. "Can I use the internet, listen to MP3's and send email?" are more of concern to the typical consumer. And of course, no matter what the software or hardware platform today, the answer is yes to all three.

"the only difference between a standard desktop pc and the imac is two cords: monitor video input and monitor power cable. thats it."


Well, it does look different, has a few additional features (integrated video camera, for example) and runs OS X (legally) and iLife, which may or may not be important to you, but are certainly incentives to many (most?) Mac buyers. On the other hand, with exception to memory, it certainly lacks expandability. Back to my original argument, this probably isn't a huge deal to the average consumer.

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