Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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RE[2]: Knew it
by Thomas2005 on Thu 13th Jun 2013 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Knew it"
Thomas2005
Member since:
2005-11-07

The answer is: it doesn't matter. Nowadays computers are made to be replaced entirely when they break up. Just as the other electronic equipment. If a laser diode in your DVD fails, you replace the whole device. Think of the computers in the same way: if anything fails, you replace the whole device.

This is very good and practical way to be always in sync with the latest technology. It is costly, yes, but this is the price of progress.

You are correct to a point. A person replaces the optical drive; however, they do not replace the entire computer.

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RE[3]: Knew it
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 16th Jun 2013 21:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Knew it"
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2009-01-06

From the various comments, the price for this black cylinder will likely be around the $5,000 mark.

One can easily see a throw-away netbook, Blu-Ray player, or other gadgets at around $250. But not at $5,000.

The planned obsolescence Apple has been using as business model to sell hardware may not work at this price.

Even for a business which can depreciate the value of the computer, it will be a though buy - like the Cube.

However, others will follow similar design and engineering clues and this could become quite exciting.

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