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Jackarino
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Mike
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1 recommendation

Most impressive: New iMac with Fusion drive.

Thing that made me the most annoyed: 7 months iPad refresh cycle.



Jackarino
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Same. I have a sour taste in my mouth since I just bought the iPad 3!
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banditws6
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Speaking as someone who still has an iPad 1 and just got the money to upgrade to an iPad 3, I was really happy to see iPad 4 show up.

But I can see why a lot of iPad 3 owners would be pissed right about now.
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said by Mike:

Most impressive: New iMac with Fusion drive.

Thing that made me the most annoyed: 7 months iPad refresh cycle.

+1
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Mike
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reply to Jackarino

Second place disappointment: iPad mini screen is not retina level.. it's an iPad 2.

F-



LazMan
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My wife's 'new' iPad arrived exactly 5 days ago....

Pissed - the mini was expected; the refresh on the iPad, not so much... I would have waited...



Mike
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You can up-swap it. There is a hardware exchange program for cases like that.



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said by LazMan:

My wife's 'new' iPad arrived exactly 5 days ago....

Pissed - the mini was expected; the refresh on the iPad, not so much... I would have waited...

Return it
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JohnInSJ
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reply to Jackarino

Unimpressed, so I picked Other. Nothing wrong with anything announced, just nothing impressive.
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Thinkdiff
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The iMac's thinness is very impressive. The necessity of such a thin design is questionable, though. Fusion Drive is much needed - I hope it retroactively makes it way to other Macs.

I was disappointed iTunes 11 was not released. Only 7 more days in October...
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pike
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Disappointed they still have not redesigned the iPad. I have been wanting to buy one for a while but I was hoping for a design that more closely resembles the squarish iPhone 4/5 - I don't care for the rounded "iPhone 3G" look of the back cover.

Since I already have a laptop and a phone, it's difficult to justify a tablet as anything other than a toy. So in order to buy one I need to really like it.

Not real impressed with the iPad mini either - would have liked to see a retina display. I can speculate why they didn't do it: first, this resolution allows all existing iPad apps to work right out of the box; second, this will force those who desire the higher resolution to buy the full iPad.

It's easy to get spoiled by the high res devices and not want to go back to the regular ~130ppi screens.


sk1939
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I'm frankly laughing rather hard at the expense of iPad 3 owners at the moment. It dosen't surprise me that Apple pulled such a stunt, after all they did something similar with the iPhone 4 and 4S. It seems like Apple's marketing goal is to release the same device 4 times before a major re-design, with each iteration having incremental improvements over the previous generation.

The changes and updates to the Mac Mini and iMac were a long time coming, although it's disappointing to see yet another cycle without updates to the Mac Pro (they might as well just kill it off now).

As far as the Macbook Pro goes, same story as the last refresh with the Air; newer processor and USB3 were the only major changes over the previous generation. At least Apple didn't pull the Superdrive like they did with the Retina-display version of the MBP.



Thinkdiff
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Huh? The MBPr 13-in doesn't have an optical drive.

The MBP 13-in and 15-in w/ optical drive is still available.
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iPad 4th gen = meh

iPad mini = Too expensive & not retina? Really? After making such a big deal about retina?

New iMac = instead of making the damn thing even thinner, they should have beefed it up with desktop level video card options.

Mac mini = Nice to see they still updating it

MBP 13 inch = Interesting

In conclusion, I have no interest in buying any of these products.


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said by Thinkdiff:

Huh? The MBPr 13-in doesn't have an optical drive.

The MBP 13-in and 15-in w/ optical drive is still available.

What? That's what I said.

Thinking about buying the Mac Mini to run Citrix Xenserver + Xendesktop on for a client who needs a quasi-portable RDP solution.


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+1 with the iMac. Thin screen + huge base + 2 month delay for delivery = fail. iPad mini is a yawn fest, overpriced, falls way short on features, namely retina. Liking the new mini.



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I forgot to mention the fusion drive. I was never impressed with hybrid drives and this product is just that. It's pure SSD for me these days.



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I'd rather they have kept the iMac fatter, put real horsepower in it and dropped the price.


wayne905

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reply to Jackarino

does anyone know when we can start ordering the iMac? I'm looking to order a 27" one



Thinkdiff
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27" doesn't ship until December, so it'll probably be awhile.
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robbin
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Not impressed. Windows 8 is looking more and more inviting.



Mike
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wat


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said by robbin:

Not impressed. Windows 8 is looking more and more inviting.

Or at least the Microsoft Slate who Apple is trying to shut out of the market.


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said by skeechan:

I'd rather they have kept the iMac fatter, put real horsepower in it and dropped the price.

This is what's puzzled me as well.. What's the point of keeping it this ridiculously thin around the edges, only to have a fat bump in the back? Even if you hang it on a wall using a wallmount, it still sticks out...

And to only get a hardon on how thin the edges are? Sheesh...

21.5" base model iMac appears to be gimped with a 2.5" 5400rpm drive with non user upgradeable ram, so that thing will be slow due to the slow drive...

If it was 3.5" drive they would never have said it's 5400rpm, as that'd be stupid to put in a 3.5" "green" drive...
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said by HiVolt:

said by skeechan:

I'd rather they have kept the iMac fatter, put real horsepower in it and dropped the price.

This is what's puzzled me as well.. What's the point of keeping it this ridiculously thin around the edges, only to have a fat bump in the back? Even if you hang it on a wall using a wallmount, it still sticks out...

And to only get a hardon on how thin the edges are? Sheesh...

21.5" base model iMac appears to be gimped with a 2.5" 5400rpm drive with non user upgradeable ram, so that thing will be slow due to the slow drive...

If it was 3.5" drive they would never have said it's 5400rpm, as that'd be stupid to put in a 3.5" "green" drive...

Yeah, way to kill performance Apple!

iPad Mini, no retna, no want.
Mac Mini, decent upgrade. Stupid design with SD card reader on the back. And USB on the back. And FW on the back. Regardless, I will probably get one of these to replace my old Mini (2006ish model).
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They really did go overboard with the thin comments didn't they. Odd. I don't get it. I guess their market research tells them thin will make these sell by the truckload.
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said by Nezmo:

They really did go overboard with the thin comments didn't they. Odd. I don't get it. I guess their market research tells them thin will make these sell by the truckload.

I'm really waiting on the iFixit report how utterly hard it will be to open them and replace anything...

For the price they demand for these things, they sure are underpowered...
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reply to sk1939

said by sk1939:

said by robbin:

Not impressed. Windows 8 is looking more and more inviting.

Or at least the Microsoft Slate who Apple is trying to shut out of the market.

What? Facts?


donoreo
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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

said by Nezmo:

They really did go overboard with the thin comments didn't they. Odd. I don't get it. I guess their market research tells them thin will make these sell by the truckload.

I'm really waiting on the iFixit report how utterly hard it will be to open them and replace anything...

For the price they demand for these things, they sure are underpowered...

I think Apple wants it that way. They want to sell you an appliance that you cannot upgrade and replace when you need more.
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