Apple's Mac Line: 10 Flaws the Company Needs to Fix
Where's the 4G?
Apple has brought 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service to its new iPad, and chances are, the wireless technology will be coming to the iPhone 5 when that launches later this year. Why isn't the company doing the same with its MacBook Pro line? Mobile connectivity is the future. Apple should know that.
Retina Display for All
It was nice to see Apple bring its Retina display to a new 15-inch MacBook Pro. However, the company shouldn't have stopped there. Its Retina display has quickly become one of its most important advantages, and to not deliver it in its entire line is a mistake.
Update the Mac Pro
The Mac Pro has been floundering on store shelves for the last two years. Owners are wondering when the company will finally update it. And so far, Apple has stayed tight-lipped. Things have gotten so bad that a growing petition has erupted on Facebook. Come on, Apple. Where's the new Mac Pro?
Boost the Mac Mini
The Mac Mini is a unique offering in today's computing space. The device doesn't come with a monitor, keyboard or mouse, and is designed for simple use. Its price tag reflects that. But it's about time Apple updates its specs and makes it a bit more powerful. The Mac Mini could be Apple's Trojan Horse for attracting mainstream users on a budget. It should try to attract them more to that product.
Bring Back the 17-Inch MacBook Pro
Although Apple offered up the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display at the Worldwide Developers Conference, the company also decided to discontinue the 17-inch model. That was a mistake. The 17-inch MacBook Pro was perfect for the enterprise. And it should make a comeback.
It's Time for New Designs
For years now, we've been looking at the same MacBook Pro design, the same iMac design, and even the same Mac Pro look. Isn't it about time for Apple to unveil some new designs across its Mac line? The aluminum finish is nice and all, but we want to see something new.
Bring the MacBook Air Thinness to All Notebooks
Following that, it would be nice if Apple delivered the level of thinness found in its MacBook Air to all its MacBook Pros. Yes, the new MacBook Pro with Retina display is quite thin, measuring just 0.71 inches, but that's not enough. We need thinner MacBook Pros as soon as possible.
Consider Price Cuts
The Mac line is very expensive. From the Mac Mini to the Mac Pro, consumers will find that they're paying a significant premium just to get their hands on products that match cheaper alternatives on the Windows side. Now that Apple is attracting more mainstream consumers, maybe it's time for the company to consider price cuts.
Flash Storage for All
One of the nice things about flash storage is that it allows for quick access to files and with no moving parts, can significantly cut down on the chances of losing all of your information. At this point, flash is somewhat expensive, but considering Apple's products are already not so cheap, wouldn't it be nice if all of its Macs came with flash?
Apple's iMac is stuck at 27 inches. And although that's not so bad, it would have been nice if they came with 30-inch screens or more. Apple's iMacs are quickly becoming both family computers and another entertainment option when the television is taken. Therefore, a larger screen would only make sense.