I’m ready for another revolution, too. The Mac. Apple seems to want the Mac to stick around for a few more years so that explains the new MacBook Air, the new Mac mini, and now a new line of iMacs with the latest Intel Inside.
Unfortunately, as much as I appreciate more powerful Macs I have to comment on what’s missing in the hardware upgrades.
The entry-level iMac models still come with a hard disk drive. Seriously, Apple? 80-percent of all Macs sold are notebooks and they all have SSD storage. Where’s the revolution, Cupertino? Hard disk drives are relics from the last century.
Yes, the current crop of iMacs are beautiful to behold and everyone loves a timeless look. Guess what? It’s time to provide iMac with some basics that should be hallmarks of the 21st century. Display height adjustment is one. The high end iMac comes with a 5K Retina display and it still leads the industry. But where is HDR?
Why is the iPhone’s selfie and FaceTime camera better than one on a Mac? Why does iPhone have Face ID but even new iMac models don’t have Touch ID? MacBook Pro models, and the new MacBook Air and Mac mini come with Touch ID and Apple’s own T2 chip.
Not the new iMacs.
Yes, desktop personal computers are rather boring compared to Mac notebooks and especially when compared to the color schemes on iPhone XR, but would it hurt Apple to offer up something beyond silver? If you want a different color you have to cough up $4,999 for an iMac Pro in Space Gray.
Apple managed to alter the course of premium smartphones by killing of the chin and most of the forehead in iPhone X. Yet, the aluminum iMac arrived with fat bezels and a fat chin and 10 years later– long after Dell and HP figured out how to make notebooks and desktop displays with thin bezels– the Mac is still fat.
The Mac needs a revolution.
Where is it? Perhaps the problem lies in Apple’s executive leadership. After all, CEO Tim Cook and VP Phil Schiller have been around since co-founder Steve Jobs returned to Apple in the last century.
Revolutions come abut because the same leaders stay in power beyond their prime. It’s time for a revolution.