Would you say that what Apple's earnings reveal is releasing the new iMac may have been a mistake? Yield/manufacturing capacity wasn't sufficient to meet demand, even without evidence of a massive bump due to the new form factor. Given the massive change to the rest of the lineup, maybe Apple should have held off on iMac form factor updates until Q1 or Q2 2013 or released a more modest change.
Asked by jasonpbecker
If you’re thinking from a pure investor standpoint, that’s probably a fair assessment. Apple clearly slipped up from a supply standpoint and, as a result, it partially screwed up their earnings. But Apple has a history of shipping products when they’re ready not when Wall Street would like them. I think to do the latter would be a huge mistake, obviously.
There’s no question that Apple screwed up here, but they perhaps should have pushed the iMac slightly to meet consumer demand, not Wall Street.
Asked by Anonymous
Sadly, I have no review units. But, like the Surface, I think I may buy one and review it after. Though I’ll probably wait for the 27” version in December.
The alternative design for the new iMac — if they had to keep the optical drive.
What are your thoughts on purchasing an iMac right now? I am in need of a good desktop computer to keep me focused and at my desk - as well as a computer that can pretty much double as my TV. The only problem is they haven't seen a refresh in forever. Should I wait? Or is it safe to take the plunge? I won't mind missing a spec bump, but I would be a little stung if I purchased one right before a thinner, sexier redesign.
HP Spectre One: A metric fuckton* of people have submitted this, and I had already seen it on various websites, but I’ll give credit to my friend Martin, mainly because he’s a lawyer and says stuff like this in an email to me:
Fine, I’ll add to the chorus on just how fucking ridiculous this is. I have no clue if there are any legal ramifications possible here, but it doesn’t matter. In a post-Apple/Samsung ruling world, who at HP thought it would be a good idea to release a product that is such a blatant rip-off, that the only thing holding it back from being a mirror image is that HP is cheaper with the materials they use?
Did they think no one would notice or just that no one would care? The press is (rightfully) ripping this to shreds.
Matthew Panzarino has the best headline on the matter: HP introduces new Apple iMac.
I’ve been hoping for an iMac update and it looks like my wish is about to come true! Multiple sources tell me that a new lineup of desktop machines from Apple is imminent.
The big question is whether or not they’ll have one with a Retina display. I have a hard time believing that will happen (which is backed up by Marco Arment’s report from June). But I hope I’m wrong.
Why did Apple just release new MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and a Retina MacBook Pro, but no new iMacs or Mac Pros? And why are the iMacs probably being updated this year while the Mac Pro update won’t happen for 12–18 months?
Pretty good reasoning, I think. Though, per update #2, I’m fairly surprised Apple will upgrade the iMac without a retina display. Why bother waiting then? Perhaps it’s a completely redesigned device? Still, non-retina would be disappointing in the post-Retina MacBook Pro world. On the other hand, it would likely be a 27” 5120x2880 retina, which sounds insane.