Apple’s desktop Macs need some innovation in 2017 – and, no, Apple, we don’t mean thinner

“As we approach the Mac’s third-of-a-century mark, the world looks a lot different from the way it did when Steve Jobs introduced the computer. But that doesn’t mean that the death of the Mac — or, at least, the imminent death of the Mac — is a foregone conclusion,” Dan Moren writes for Macworld. “Even in a world of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watches, there are still plenty of reasons that desktops continue to appeal. But in order to put desktops back in the spotlight, it might require Apple to push back against some of its instincts.”

“On its laptop line, the company continues to solve for weight, thinness, and battery life, and for good reason: those are what most consumers want in a laptop,” Moren writes. “But some of those design decisions have rubbed off on the desktop line, such as the impetus to make the iMac super thin, or to redesign the Mac Pro as an objet d’art.”

“As the Mac shifts more and more to a power machine, the truck to the iPad’s car, it may be time for Apple to take a step back and reconsider those design decisions,” Moren writes. “Does the iMac really have to be that thin to look good? Could some width be traded for performance?”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully Jony doesn’t read this heretical blasphemy or the cardiac unit will have to be dispatched to Billionaire’s Row posthaste.

39 Comments

  1. Wow, lots of passion for the Mac that unfortunately is being channeled as caustic diatribe.

    What I see.

    Once again the most unique and capable laptop computer. I quickly paid $5k for a full boat box with the 27′ LG to pair with it.
    (Thanks Apple, I won’t need a better laptop for the next four years now. Lots of time for you to innovate and discover the next level)

    A 5k iMac that bristles with power and unequaled style.

    The best OS available.

    A company with financial resources second to none.

    A CEO who recently emphasized to an employee’s question the the Mac was front and center in the future of the company’s plan.

    I have felt frustration with the pace of development but never feared the company had “lost its way” or “lost its vision” regarding the Macintosh.

    I think folks should meditate and await the good Macs to come rather than name call, demean and say silly things about looking to buy the hideous Surface transmogrification.

    My humble advice for 2017

    Accentuate the positive people. Understand Mac development history and appreciate how good you have it.

    Peace

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