Apple Refreshes 13” MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac
On the eve of Microsoft’s Windows’s 8 launch, Apple has unveiled a series of major refinements and updates to some of their most popular products.
Today, Apple pulled a rabbit out of their hats. What was initially expected to be a simple iPad Mini unveiling turned into almost complete refresh of their product lineup with the Mac Mini, iMac and MacBook Pro all receiving facelifts. Some of the revisions are minimal at best, yet there should be enough changes here to keep Apple’s PC competitors fresh and up to date.
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13" retina MBP was expected... iPad mini was expected (although I'm sure the late S. Jobs would not have approved)... iMac was quite the surprise imo, and mac mini was finally given another update.
Considering some of the complaints I've read online about the graphics pushing the 15" retina MBP, I sure hope the 27% reduction in the number of pixels fixes that problem. I would love a retina display or even something half way there, but I'll wait until I don't have to spend over $1800 to get it.
Even though there were a fair number of updates by Apple this time around, I find it overall to be a big meh. :blarg:
I've only recently purchased Apple products because they had a few offerings that were significant leaps forward (the iPhone4, the iPad3 and the MacBook Pro Retina) but all these little upgrades that Apple seems to be instituting these days I think are ridiculous. They have clearly run out of new ideas now that Jobs is gone so all they have are these minor updates that they keep promoting as "great" and "wonderful". Have you seen those cheesy commercials for the iPhone5 where they talk about it being the optimal size for your thumb? How ridiculous is that? Everyone has a different reach for their thumb so saying it is optimal is completely ridiculous and to make it the major selling feature on their commercials shows just how far they are reaching now... pun intended.
I love my current Apple products but my guess is that I'll be continuing to use Windows or Linux products for the most part going forward (the majority of my products are already that anyway).
A Mac mini with windows 7 as a HTPC... Gotta get one soon.
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