How Apple Can Save The Mac

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  • [ – ] Rhyzir reply Apple has great industrial design and a very attractive UI. Unfortunately they have essentially become a fantastic marketing company first and foremost. With the iPhone they realized that it was all about fashion and status. If they took a mediocre piece of hardware and made it look flashy and marketed the stink out of it then they made piles of money because people were compelled to have the latest and greatest that they could show off to their friends. It didn't matter that they had spent far too much for the hardware. This is the reason that the form factor on the iPhone changes every two years so that it's easily recognized that a person doesn't have the latest device. They would change the design every year except they want the financial advantage of having almost zero development costs for the second year so profits are in the stratosphere. The iPhone was groundbreaking when it came out but it's certainly never stayed that way from a hardware standpoint. However users want to mak...moree the fashion statement so they keep buying in.
  • [ – ] Vision-Line01 reply they are also being replaced in schools with chromebooks
  • Fighting_Zenith reply This is why I say "Buy a used Mac." Preferably Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. Besides, I hate "smart" devices.
  • WolfyAU82 reply Being pro-Unix, I'm likely to build a Linux rig if Apple doesn't get their act together.
  • [ – ] ryanator008 reply Well, USB-C just needs some time to become the new standard. It seems as if that will be quite a long time however.
    • ZachZ parent reply Well at least during this transitional period Apple could include a mixture of USBC and other ports.
  • TheMichaelJShow reply The state of the personal computer today. Apple, who is more concerned on style over substance and Microsoft, which is more concerned on harvesting and selling users personal information. And let's not forget Linus who, well gets so bogged down on nerdy, geek, do it yourself projects, that they refuse to design an OS for the average consumer. Who knows maybe we will see Silicon Valley go the route of Detroit, ie, being replaced by more innovate competition from South East Asia.
  • JadeJicama reply I think the last time I touched a Mac was back in college when I was first learning Illustrator and the creative suite. It was fine for what we were working on then, but that was fifteen-ish years ago, and I haven't looked at a Mac seriously since?
  • nekollx reply Sorry, you must have found the wrong channel, this is ComputingForver, a Alternative News Channel, not a tech Vlog...but i have to say i'm pleasantly surprised with this content, what your normal channel so i can follow your tech vlogs?
  • LazyCook reply Ian Flemming had it right with James Bond and his fictional flashy gadgets that wowed and amazed us all. I was dragged into one of Apple's franchisee stores by my kids, and I realised that Apple were selling an image and an imagined lifestyle; the tech seemed incidental. Apple produces tech products for early adopting fashion victims. Or am I just an old fart?
  • PieterAuper reply Are you saying it actually took them hipsters 15 years to realize they don't know shit about computers?
  • RoboLynx reply The last time I touched an Apple computer it was in Photoshop class about 10 years ago. I was never particularly enamored with Apple's brand and the more I learned about the lack of games and the small market share I became more and more heavily biased against them, not at all helped by the frivolous lawsuits where they try to claim that they own the patent on all smartphone design. And then one day I discovered Linux and I've been trying to migrate over since with varying degrees of success. I'm currently running Windows 10 exclusively because something went wrong somewhere with my dual boot and I can no longer get GRUB to start correctly.
  • RagingKitten reply They constantly have adverts saying how an iPad could be your next laptop, I think they''re just pretending to care about the mac these days.
  • SunsetPop reply Damn I was expecting google to save the Mac...
  • Ms_K reply VERY informative video!
  • Jay_Sherman reply Apple was great back in the day (2007?) back when they didnt force everything. That lasted up until the iphone 5.
  • AntonioKowatsch reply The 2015 macbook pro is the best one. I personally only use the macbook air right now because of its superior battery life. It's perfect for my workflow (I write a lot).
  • blindfire reply Spot on with the iWatch.
  • [ – ] AaronMcHale reply I purchased an iPhone 7 Plus and while I don't have any real issues (even the merge of the audio and power/data ports doesn't really bother me) I agree with you. I got a MacBook Pro in 2010 and while it still "works" it is really slow, and isn't up to the task of editing video on the go, so I'll be looking to upgrade and right now I'm looking at a Surface Book. Ever since Microsoft brought out that unique offering I've been hooked! I probably would have purchased a MacBook again before, but given the direction Apple is going and the power you get in the SurfaceBook (especially for editing video) I'll probably be getting that!
  • ubiquitous_reverser reply In total agreement. Someone should be in jail for they're billions in tax evasion, or better yet teach them some respect for they're workers and make all of the top execs go sweat it out for a few years at foxconn, they can do 12hrs in the factory and 6hrs on the business side, maybe that will give them a grip on reality. But I bought my first macbook, the 2016 pro base model about 2 months ago now. It was on sale and had better specs than the 13" macbook air I was intending on getting that was on sale, but it was about double the price. As long as the keyboard doesn't fail on me, they've stuck a few times and the space bar has given me a few issues, but it seems to have worked it self out so far, I have a year to get them replaced free at least. I'd say my only gripe is soldered in RAM and CPU. I have a 12yr old Acer I upgraded myself and it could be a hackintosh spec wise. For 1350.00 after tax this should be a quad-core with 16Gb of ram with it's own GPU, but I wanted to switch to a...more macbook, I would have had the air for 800.00, but it only had 125Gb SSD, and a slower CPU. If the keyboard craps out before warranty and the replacement keyboard has any issues I'm out. I'll probably go with the 13" air or a Lenovo and hackintosh it. Windows10 or 8 can go blow it out their tail pipe. I'd say I'd use linux but I'm not a command line guy...yet.
  • Powerpuff reply I've been wanting to purchase an iMac for the longest time. Is it worth the heavy price tag?
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