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Geeky Reactions to Apple's Peek Performance Event — Mac Geek Gab 918


Dave Hamilton
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barddzen
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I watched your broadcast and the Apple event and honestly, I was like “WTF did I just watch?” This was all business. I was expecting an iPhone 14 and got last years model with new colors, minor updates on the iPad Air and a completely insane thicker MacMini that seriously, starts at $4k? This event was to me was something that really could have been an email.


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W. Abdullah Brooks, MD
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John, Dave (and Pilot Pete, for goodness sakes!):

Great immediate reactions and discussion.

I, for one, had my wallet locked and loaded for a 27” M-powered iMac, and now, dazed and stunned, have vacated the battle field.

Like Pilot Pete, I want, but do not require, the M1-Ultra Studio fully-kitted for my scientific work, but would seriously have to justify that cost unless I do it out of pocket. A hard sell on the homefront. Like Dave, I too might not only wait for the tear-downs and reviews, but for the refurbs, if I go high-end.

As I commented on Jeff’s ‘Apple Discontinues…’ piece, I’m not convinced that the 27” iMac is dead; merely in an indeterminate state whose final outcome will be determined by Studio market performance. All of which begs not only patience and observation but adaptation and alternatives. Perhaps I might spring for a higher-end M1 Mini with a relatively inexpensive 4K display for my home office, and let the dust settle on the Pro and Prosumer level Macs.

In the interim, there is no shortage of choices.


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Why? It’s not the update to the 27” iMac I expected. It’s even better. I ordered right away.


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khurt
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It’s starts at $1999. Take a Valium.


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