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  • britny Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    well bernie, when do you think your 2011 will need an upgrade? maybe by the time it does apple will have "gotten it right" as you say.

  • 63Mike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is why I decided to buy a refurb 2011 iMac from Apple.  While "thin may be in," I really want the convenience of  a built in optical drive.  I saved a few hundred bucks and can't see myself wanting to upgrade anytime soon as the 2011 IMac seems to have a lot more capability than I would ever need anyway.  One of the reasons I'm swithing is to get rid of all cords and junk running from old WIndows desktop PC to the monitor and everywhere else.

  • tjmch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is anyone else concerned about how Apple is making product decisions Post Steve? 1) no DVD drive on the new iMac so all media must be bought &/or shared in the Apple iTunes Cloud. 2) Replacing the vast data base of Google maps with a hastely built proprietary iMaps for the iPhone / iPad. 3) Is the huge decline in Apple stock prices reflecting this arrogant decisionmaking?

  • crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)

    tjmch wrote:

     

    Is anyone else concerned about how Apple is making product decisions Post Steve? 1) no DVD drive on the new iMac so all media must be bought &/or shared in the Apple iTunes Cloud. 2) Replacing the vast data base of Google maps with a hastely built proprietary iMaps for the iPhone / iPad. 3) Is the huge decline in Apple stock prices reflecting this arrogant decisionmaking?

    Wasn't it Jobs who removed the floppy drive from the iMac in 1998?  There was a huge furor over that and many people were predicting the demise of Apple.  I don't believe Apple died that time either.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,590 points)

    no DVD drive on the new iMac so all media must be bought &/or shared in the Apple iTunes Cloud

     

    So far, there are still stores which sell CDs - you do not have to buy anything at the iTunes store. If you have a CD, you do not need to use iCloud unless you choose to. I don't use either; I have a Superdrive, but I also have an external burner and I use CDs and DVDs.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,990 points)

    I'm concerned, I think since Apple makes most of their Billions off of iDevices, that they don't realize it stemmed from...

     

    A. unhappiness of Windows® experiences.

     

    B. Happy Mac Computer users for decades, which they've now mostly abandoned with iOS7/iOS8 & 21.5" or 27" iPhones as your new choices.

     

    I do think they can still pull a good profit catering to the people that suffocate if they can't be on a Cell Phone for Twitter/FaceBook for a minute an hour , but...

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,590 points)

    the people that suffocate if they can't be on a Cell Phone for Twitter/FaceBok for a minute an hour , but...

     

     

      ROFL......

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,990 points)

    Computers are dead as far as MS & Apple are concerned... too easy to create your own stuff without buying renting it!

  • grandfield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all,

    I started this string and now have over 200 posts.

    Although posts are becoming loyal mac versus disgruntled, I thought I would stay focussed.

     

    I dont like waste and duplication and all in one mac was the answer.

    However, it looks as though going forward to be able to meet the needs of the greater computer customer and community and still be able to use a Mac, I will have to buy more external hard ware, cables and plugs and adpaters for international travel etc and its all going off in the wrong directon, its not planet friendly  or security friendly at the airport, or weight friendly in my luggage or space friendly... it just not efficient to use the new Macs.

     

    It was the electronics shop at the airport in the UK that alerted me to the hardcore difference of the new iMacs.

    I was shown new thin screen with really ugly pregnant bulge at the back, which Apple dont show on any image in the i store... not surprisingly ( design no no .. take note English design CEO at Apple )

     

    The shop assistant told me frank and direct that " no one uses CD/DVD anymore.. !!!! " and I asked why the shop was fulll of DVD stuff, accessories, computers etc and he said " we gotta get rid for the next generation..."

     

    I am still that first generation and as an early adopter, will be the next... but I will not be adopting the next i Mac solutions and filling my luggage with add on hardware or the planet comes to that, just so I can say look every one, my PC or Lap top is 2mm thinner and now I have to carry more luggage.

     

    thanks Mac !

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (118,990 points)

    Look for an older Refurb that fills your needs.

  • ajophoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In all this discussion about the missing DVD drive, I have seen very few comments about the missing FW 800 port from the new iMac - which seems to have been retained on the Mac Mini.

     

    One of the arguments for Apple removing hardware and slimming down the new iMac is that in so doing they are saving a lot of money on freight. Apple will probably spin this out as a environmental benefit - which is true. However, Apple will keep quiet about the fact that this cost saving is not being passed on to the consumer. Instead we pay more for the new model of th iMac than we did for the last and then we are forced to buy accessories as well (external Superdives, cables etc).

     

    Apple is also putting pressure on 3rd party manufacturers by ensuring that the units are not upgradable by consumers (RAM upgrades will have to be done by an Apple technician) and they are also pressurising the competition (DVD resellers) by effectively forcing software manufacturers to sell their apps via download only. This is pretty sharp practice and even the most ardent Apple fan/apologist should be wary of this sort of activity.

     

    Remember, just like every other mega-business, Apple is only after one thing - all you cash.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,590 points)

    In all this discussion about the missing DVD drive, I have seen very few comments about the missing FW 800 port from the new iMac

     

    I had not commented on that because there are adapters for FW > Thunderbolt, so I thought that would suffice. However, in another thread, a poster reported that using an adapter did not work:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20549802#20549802

  • crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)

    babowa wrote:

     

    In all this discussion about the missing DVD drive, I have seen very few comments about the missing FW 800 port from the new iMac

     

    I had not commented on that because there are adapters for FW > Thunderbolt, so I thought that would suffice. However, in another thread, a poster reported that using an adapter did not work:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20549802#20549802

    One often has to be very careful with bus powered devices when an adapter is used.  The adapter should be ok for any external powered device, but with buss powered its a different story.

     

    We'll see how well the Thunderbolt to FW800 adapter works at my place.  I have a little box that allows me to connect 7 drives (6 SATA and 1 DVD/CD) to a single FW800 port.  I'll be using that system with my new 27" iMac which just shipped today.

  • britny Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    adapters may not work? why in the world should we have to bother with all that?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (25,590 points)

    What is this "box"? A hub or are you daisy chaining or ???

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