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Old 09-07-2020, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Apple introduces: The WHEEL!

And not only that: four of those!
They come in a chic package!!
No locks!!!
For only 700 Dollars!!!!

This is what i always wanted, wheels for, umm, my Mac? My PC?
For.. what ?

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Old 09-07-2020, 04:04 PM   #2
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NotQuite! they should go for $666 not $699?
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Old 09-07-2020, 04:49 PM   #3
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A wild guess

Will the be a high demand on this product and will there be long queues at stores that sell Apple products ?

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What a load of absolute over priced crap, only Apple!!
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:32 AM   #5
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The saddest part of it all is that they will always get away with this
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:53 AM   #6
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There will always be those Apple fans who buy this stuff, they could glue their logo on a rock and call it iRock[tm], then sell it for a thousand dollars.

Some say those wheels should be buried, so maybe Steve Jobs can rotate faster, in his grave.

B.t.w. you can also buy a stand for the monitor (the latter comes without one), and this stand only costs an additional 1100 dollars.
Which company wants to buy a computer that costs 59,000 dollars without wheels and monitor stand?
So you get a stand AND wheels for less than two thousand bucks. What a bargain

Seriously i think in the end this will be the downfall for mankind.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:06 AM   #7
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I think they are designed so that the mac inadvertently rolls off the desk and then the user needs to buys a new one.
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Yes, a PC.
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Here's the "pro stand".

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MWUG2LL/A/pro-stand
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Hey, do you think those wheels will work on my new rock?

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There will always be those Apple fans who buy this stuff, they could glue their logo on a rock and call it iRock[tm], then sell it for a thousand dollars.
That's right, there will always be those hardcore Apple followers buying overpriced crap, but that is only of fraction of people who use Macs.

My first Computer was a Mac. When I bought it back in 1993 it was a much better deal than the 468DX2 with monochrome display I was offered: Better graphics, more CPU-power and the operating system was a dream compared to Windows95.

25 years later I'm a IT professional. I spend my working days sorting out windows bugs, working with databases and administering windows and linux based servers. And believe me: When I get home and I turn on my Hackintosh it's like I return to the Garden of Eden.

Apple has made some terrible decisions in the last years. That is why my macOS runs on PC hardware and that is why my OS is 4 years old ATM. But if I compare customer satisfaction on different platforms, consider the reliability of hardware, the coherence of software and hardware/software integration from a professional point of view, Apple is still miles ahead of the rest of the industry.
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My first Computer was a Mac. When I bought it back in 1993 it was a much better deal than the 468DX2 with monochrome display I was offered: Better graphics, more CPU-power and the operating system was a dream compared to Windows95.
My first computer was a 386 with DR-DOS, though i had used an IBM mainframe and a Vax cluster before, at work. I had to do a bit with the CP/M system which came out 1974 but .. at least it was platform-independent, and the first real PC OS.

DR-DOS was a tad better than the MS one, also DR soon had GEM, the Graphics environment manager. Assisted by GemDraw, GemWrite, GemPaint, GemGraph and all that stuff that others then stole. It really did not have to hide from Apple at the time.
Then there was OS/2. Then Linux. Then Steve Jobs used Linux to set up his own proprietary OS from a free basis. Some say he stole it.

I never used Win95. Wait i used it to play RedBaron, but even this was much better on an OS/2 machine with 32 mb Ram.
Then Atari, and all that.
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Privately I agree, but what about games and sims?
Have you ever worked in a Macintosh network environment under production conditions or in a university? Better refrain.
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