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Comment on "Timing of iMac and Mini Announcements"
by ben — Sep 07
I just wanted to add, and what you touched on, what a bold and awesome move is a jaw-dropping 24" computer/consumer product that could appeal to everyone from Pro-Photographer/Indie editor to Media-Loving-Consumers with a few dollars in the pocket.

I don't think you have to go back 10 years to impress, just pop down to the local "Harvey Norman" or "Good guys" (in Australia) and pop this on the bench and watch the jaws drop, while their customers are paying AU$2000-$3000 for an (unslightly) Intel P4 with 19" 4:3 screen.

As a consumer myself, my mouth waters to run iPhoto on that beasty, oh man! And enought room to run Textmate, Terminal & Safari with using F9, all in the one package, OMG!!!

To be honest I am surprised we are not seeing Blu-ray/HDDVD in any of the machines cause those 20/24" machine are crying for one.

From memory Apple was very quick to offer DVD from a VERY early stage when DVD was rare (at least in Australia) and so I figured that we'd see an early HD discs adoption from Apple by this time. This does lend itself to HD iTunes movies, but I doubt it due to filesize, bandwidth and costs all 'round.

It will be interesting to see where the future lies...
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