Apple stock down following iPad and iMac event

It finally happened, the iPad Mini arrived. But that wasn’t all; a refresh of the iPad and new iMac and MacBook Pro hardware. We’ve been reporting on everything but the iPad refresh thanks to rumours and leaks for the past few months. But Apple’s stock has taken a bit of a tumble following the announcements.

A drop of 3.26% in Apple’s stock prices has been reported following the event showcasing the new devices. Questions will now be asked why this has happened, considering Apple usually experience a slight rise in their stock prices following a huge, or much hyped event. The iPhone 5 events gained Apple 10 points the day of its announcement.

What could be the reason for this drop? Let’s look at the obvious points:

Price: Apple didn’t really knock it out of the park with this one. The iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi has been given a price of $329 (Wi-Fi and Cellular model is $459). Not bad I guess, but Google’s Nexus 7 16GB is $249, Amazon’s Kindle Fire is $199 and Microsoft’s just announced Surface is $499. Okay, the Surface is $170 more, but that’s not the point. Apple may be entering into the lower end of the market, but there is something apparently more premium about the pricing of the iPad Mini.

iPad 4th Generation: This is one that didn’t need to happen. The iPad 3 is only 6 months old, and refreshing a device that some people may (or have) just purchased is a slap in the face to them. Slightly more powerful CPU, newer camera and adding the Lightening connector is something that could have definitely waited another 6 months at least. Apple has been refreshing the iPad approximately every 12 months, so why the rush to do it now? Just because they have the new connector on two devices doesn’t mean it needs to push it for the 3rd generation iPad. Yes, pricing for the device hasn't changed, but refreshing a device that is only 6 months old, for consistency reasons, almost smacks of desperation.

Features: Kind of lacking to be honest. The iPad Mini is just a smaller iPad 2, or a larger iPhone 4S. The 4th Generation iPad is pushing a new newer hardware, but nothing that pushes the boundaries of what the current crop of devices provide.

The one positive that Apple can take away from the event is the new design for the iMac. It’s simply stunning. Hardware inside is just a refresh, something that all OEMs do every six to twelve months. But the design, just wow!

You can refresh yourself with all our coverage of the event here for the iPad and here for Mac hardware.

Source: Forbes

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It's hardly surprising that their stock fell, did they pay attention to the entire market yesterday? It was really volatile and the DOW dropped a couple hundred points.

robertobaggio2k said,
wow! i can't beleive they refreshed the new ipad... i just bought mind not even 2 months a go... thats a f****** joke!

And you didn't think your iPAD was awesome then? Does that change now at all?
It still handles ALL 245000 apps without any problems, with an awesome screen. The only thing you can whine about is that you can brag to ur friends that you have the latest.

And you didn't think your iPAD was awesome then? Does that change now at all?
It still handles ALL 245000 apps without any problems, with an awesome screen. The only thing you can whine about is that you can brag to ur friends that you have the latest.

Lol. Guys like these are truly in the RDF.

The ipad 3 has the old connector and lower processing speed. So yes, things have changed. I would also feel cheated if I had bought a ipad 3 recently.

I'm quite shocked that they've announced a new iPad 4 so early when the iPad 3 has only been out since March.

Tony. said,
I'm quite shocked that they've announced a new iPad 4 so early when the iPad 3 has only been out since March.

There's no such thing as iPad 4 or iPad 3. Apple doesn't want to put numbers on the iPad anymore so they can slip in these updates without people feeling cheated.

That's kind of strange since the iPad mini has been quite requested by their users.

I think it could be due to failed expectations. There were rumors in advance speaking of Retina iMacs, which obviously never materialized.

I don't think it was related to the iPad mini.

The stock drop is down to the prices of the mini. Apple had to price this high as they are likely to be competing against their own ipad (hence the refresh on that too). They claim to dominate already so that's who the competition is - themselves.

A substantial part of ipad purchases are from people who want something apple rather than having a specific need. Sort of moron-purchasers.

They will be attracted to the cheaper, smaller one and hence Apple could be leaving quite a bit on the table. They've priced it accordingly, but it's simply too high. Should have been $100 cheaper - Apple missed a trick here for a massive landgrab and the markets have spoken.

TogoP said,
They've priced it accordingly, but it's simply too high. Should have been $100 cheaper - Apple missed a trick here for a massive landgrab and the markets have spoken.

Yeah, as I wrote elsewhere, I don't think it was related to the iPad mini per se (as in features), but it's possibly related to the price point. Like you, I had expected exactly $100 cheaper to kill the competition. I had expected especially Tim Cook to do such a thing.

Rudy said,
I have a Nexus 7 for work, to be honest if I had to have a 7" tablet for personal use it probably would be the iPad mini

I know i'm getting the nexus 7 32gb as soon as it's out.

Is it me or do I not see a market for this.... You have your iPhone and a Ipad, why do I need a 3rd device that does pretty much the same job as the Ipad and nearly costs me the same. I can see someone who hasn't got either getting one.

Stup0t said,
Is it me or do I not see a market for this.... You have your iPhone and a Ipad, why do I need a 3rd device that does pretty much the same job as the Ipad and nearly costs me the same. I can see someone who hasn't got either getting one.

A user with both an iPad and iPhone will hardly need this one - true. However, a user with an iPhone and nothing else may be interested.

It's a bit like how a MacBook Pro 15" user may not be interested in a MacBook Air 11".

I do think there's a market for this one. It fits a purse much better than a full iPad 10".

Stup0t said,
Is it me or do I not see a market for this.... You have your iPhone and a Ipad, why do I need a 3rd device that does pretty much the same job as the Ipad and nearly costs me the same. I can see someone who hasn't got either getting one.

People who can't afford a full size ipad or an iphone...

Liron Hazan said,
Apple is going down, crappy and static OS (ios 1,2,3,4,5,6,mountain lion and more) vs Win8, no competition there....

My favorite part about Windows 8 is constantly dragging my mouse down to the bottom left corner to attempt to hit the Start button that should have been there. Only to find myself fighting to click a popup that sometimes causes me to click the icon behind it. Sure, no competition at all. NUI my ass.

Phalesafe said,

My favorite part about Windows 8 is constantly dragging my mouse down to the bottom left corner to attempt to hit the Start button that should have been there. Only to find myself fighting to click a popup that sometimes causes me to click the icon behind it. Sure, no competition at all. NUI my ass.

You'll get used to it. I don't even have to look at where the mouse is anymore. I just move to corner and click and I'm at the start screen. In fact I'm so used to it that I find myself doing it on my Win7 machine at work.

Phalesafe said,

My favorite part about Windows 8 is constantly dragging my mouse down to the bottom left corner to attempt to hit the Start button that should have been there. Only to find myself fighting to click a popup that sometimes causes me to click the icon behind it. Sure, no competition at all. NUI my ass.

I don't understand this 'attempt' part. I always aim for the far left corner and it always works. Not to mention we have the start button too.

Phalesafe said,

My favorite part about Windows 8 is constantly dragging my mouse down to the bottom left corner to attempt to hit the Start button that should have been there. Only to find myself fighting to click a popup that sometimes causes me to click the icon behind it. Sure, no competition at all. NUI my ass.

Learn to keyboard.

Phalesafe said,

My favorite part about Windows 8 is constantly dragging my mouse down to the bottom left corner to attempt to hit the Start button that should have been there. Only to find myself fighting to click a popup that sometimes causes me to click the icon behind it. Sure, no competition at all. NUI my ass.

You don't have to click the popup....

This isn't new or a shocking strategy by Apple. Not sure why this is a big deal. Apple is known for releasing hardware with just internal updates, refreshing products at random, charging a premium price for a product that you can typically buy faster and cheaper elsewhere, and sticking customers who just purchased a product that Apple just made outdated with little or notice. It's typical behavior.

mahara said,
The downfall of Apple is beginning...

XD You people are hilarious, we know if will sell like crazy, the iPad mini alone will sell more than all Win8 and WinRT tablets.

I have to agree with you here thealexweb.

thealexweb said,

XD You people are hilarious, we know if will sell like crazy, the iPad mini alone will sell more than all Win8 and WinRT tablets.

thealexweb said,

XD You people are hilarious, we know if will sell like crazy, the iPad mini alone will sell more than all Win8 and WinRT tablets.

Wanna bet? Here I will make a bet with you. By july of next year, Microsoft along with the other OEM's will have sold over 100M tablets running either version of Windows 8. I assure you Apple isn't going to sell as many. You know why? They can't produce that many in a years time before the next model comes.

It took Apple a whole year to sell 50M iPhones of one model before the next one already appeared. Facts show, about 2.5M of those device can be produced in a month. Tis is but ONE OEM. While Windows 8 has the combine strength of more than 20 OEM's.

Now here is by bet. By July 2013 let's see which has the highest sales, the iPad Mini or Windows 8/RT tablets as a whole. Which si what you said. You said that APple will sell more iPad Mini's than all the Windows 8/RT tablets will sell as a whole.

My bet is, if Apple wins, Iwill personally buy you a iPad Mini, if Windows 8 wins you have to buy me a Windows 8 tablet of my choice.

Fair? Put your money where you mouth is. Eaither put up, or shutup.

Windows has 1.3Billion users. f 1/3 of them choose a Windows 8 tablet, that will beat both the ipad mini and iad 4 sales combined. When the pro model comes of Surface, businesses are goign to be scooping them up. iOS 6 has broekn Exchaneg sync while Office will have 100% perfect sync and it can run all Enterprise apps.

Are you excepting my challenge. I am a man of my word, lets see if u can be.

NeoPogo said,
I have to agree with you here thealexweb.

Yeah. Stupid peopel usually gather together. Don't they? Look at the numbers? All models of the Surface RT tabets that were avail for pre-order have ALL sold out. That means at least 5M devices have already sold and the iPad Mini hasnt even gone of sale yet. When Oct 26 comes and Windos RT and the 2 new iapd are avail, who you think is goign to sell more? I have my money on Windows for the simple fact, Apple as a single company can't outsell all products that have multiple OEM's using it. It si simply impossible except in the case of Windows Phone.

Windows Phone 7 failed becaus eit left out all the capabilities business need in a phone on the enterprise level. In Fcat Windows Phone 7/7.5 couldnt even do what Windows Mobile 6.5 did out the box. Windows Phone 8 fixes that. Problem is it coudl be to late.

But theer si no way the iPad mini will outsell Windows 8 tablets as a whole. Because Windows 8 Pro is not the exact same product as RT and it is Enterprise capable out the box. And what you arent considering is every business that has a emplyee that typically has a laptop runnign Windows will ow want a tablet. All of us consumers who have Windows desktops or laptops will now want a tablet with the same. Ultrabooks are going to die a horrible death because of these tablets.

Wake up man, that dream world you are in just because your worse nightmare. Dont side with an idoit without thinking it out first.

TechieXP said,

Wanna bet? Here I will make a bet with you. By july of next year, Microsoft along with the other OEM's will have sold over 100M tablets running either version of Windows 8. I assure you Apple isn't going to sell as many. You know why? They can't produce that many in a years time before the next model comes.

It took Apple a whole year to sell 50M iPhones of one model before the next one already appeared. Facts show, about 2.5M of those device can be produced in a month. Tis is but ONE OEM. While Windows 8 has the combine strength of more than 20 OEM's.

Now here is by bet. By July 2013 let's see which has the highest sales, the iPad Mini or Windows 8/RT tablets as a whole. Which si what you said. You said that APple will sell more iPad Mini's than all the Windows 8/RT tablets will sell as a whole.

My bet is, if Apple wins, Iwill personally buy you a iPad Mini, if Windows 8 wins you have to buy me a Windows 8 tablet of my choice.

Fair? Put your money where you mouth is. Eaither put up, or shutup.

Windows has 1.3Billion users. f 1/3 of them choose a Windows 8 tablet, that will beat both the ipad mini and iad 4 sales combined. When the pro model comes of Surface, businesses are goign to be scooping them up. iOS 6 has broekn Exchaneg sync while Office will have 100% perfect sync and it can run all Enterprise apps.

Are you excepting my challenge. I am a man of my word, lets see if u can be.

Only a fool would accept the challenge of someone who I don't even know, most MS fans have got themselves so hyped up about Windows 8 that they ignoring the fact that the odds of Windows tablets being massive the first few years are small. The people going out to buy an iPad and not going to stop and consider a tablet from anyone else. Android has grabbed some market share by offering uber cheap tablets but now with the iPad Mini they are vulnerable to losing market share back to Apple.

NeoPogo said,
I have to agree with you here thealexweb.

Jst to remind you, Steve Jobs claimed 7" tablets weer DAO and the OEM's woudl abandon them and jump to the 10" bandwagon. From what I have seen, the 10" ones arent doin so well because most fo them sucked. The one that was great, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was banned and it shouldnt have been. It would have sold quite a few million. The Galaxy Note 10.1 I am not sure how well it is doing. I think Samsung should have went 7" as well.
Numbers shows 7" is a hot spot and it is actually very portable and that s why Apple changed it stance and now is all about the 7".

Here is where I think the Mini fails. Its 7.9" which sctaully means the device is nearly 8" in size makign it bigger than 7" tablets. Apple had to go with that size for th 1024 x 769 to wotrk and be even. Hwoever for just over $100, you may as well just stick with the 10". Its amaing how Apple scouffed and criticize 7" as being bad and look now they are copying.

It woudl be great if Google cpould ahve patented 7" so Apple couldnt us eit at all without paying. I mean if theourts thing rounded edges and rectnagles can be patented, why not size?!

P1R4T3 said,
The guy's holding the ipad mini has a not-so-sure kinda face.

He looks like an amateur magician and he's not sure if his audience has fallen for the trick. His faith in the RDF is weak.

iPad mini is NOT a larger iPhone 4S. With its ****ty display (1024 x 768 for a 8" screen) it's a larger iPhone 3GS, at best.

iPhone 3Gs did not have a dual-core CPU. Stop the crap you are spewing.

a0me said,
iPad mini is NOT a larger iPhone 4S. With its ****ty display (1024 x 768 for a 8" screen) it's a larger iPhone 3GS, at best.

a0me said,
iPad mini is NOT a larger iPhone 4S. With its ****ty display (1024 x 768 for a 8" screen) it's a larger iPhone 3GS, at best.
t is.

You're just lookign at it wrong. Lets go back in time, way back in time. Let's go to the original iPad. While Appleis pokign fun at Android saying the iPad has its own apps wilemany Android tablet apps are phone apps, the original ipd was the same.

The orginal iPad looked exactly liek a 10" iPod Touch. Even tho Aple released the iPhone before the Touch on retail, the Tuch was the device theyactually made first. All 3 devices are the same, they ae just resized. The original UIo the iPad was the same as it was on the Touch when it forst appared. The apps had the same exact capability. Aple ddn't redon the apps until they release a newer version of iOS. Then they made the mail aps and a few others takeadvantage of the bigger screen.

However the UI on the i/Pod/Phone/Pad shows that all aple did was take the same OS and strap iit to the 3 devices making modifications in the UI to fit the deice hardware and capabilty. Much like Android does as well. The difference tho is, Android is designedto support multiple reslutionsin the SDK so apps scale automaticaly. if you do use a phone app on a tablet. It resizes to a resolution that isnt pixelated. Unlike iOS. It simply takes the orginal res and doubles it and it looks like crap.

iOS apps simply lookbetetr than te saeapp on Android because the platform uses a better coding foundation. But the code is limited. iO isn't as lean as you all think. The apps are designed to never use more than 50% of the available RAM, the OS is using all the rest. The reaosn Apple is throwing more power at the OS, is just as you all say with Android, it neds it. iOS 6 runs like crap onan iPhone 4.

My workmates have an ihone 4 and thy updated t iOS 6 and it runs slow. Even my iPad 3 wit hiOS6 tuns low. The new ipadneeds more power to overcome all that lag. My device is so laggy now I dont even use it much.

The Ipad Mini is using left over parts fromthe slow sales of the iPad 2. People rushed out an adbandoned the iad2 when Appl released te 3 with the better display. They have all these A%chips they hd Samsung make andthey have touse tem or take a bottom line hit. So they are usingthem in the Ipad Mini. That means iOS 6 is goign to run likecrap. How do Iknow? Because its the same chip in the iPhone 4 and it is slow with iOS 6.

Grow a pair of brains man, and actually understand what I am saying. Iam not picking on the fans here, I am showing you what you all are obviously mssing - COMMON SENSE> Apple is milking you all wit junk year after year. They throw all these numbers at you to get you hyped s u keep buying.

They keep highlighting the fact they sold 5MipHone 5's on opening weekend. What about the sales now. That menas by now tghey should have sold over 20 m Of them...THEY HAVENT. In fcatsales f older faster Android phoens liek the RAZR an the Galaxy S III went up evenafte te iPhone 5 was released.

The writin is on the wall, read it properly. Apple is just a rerun. if u all would stop rerunning everytimthey release something, you woudl force the to actually innovae.

Fatsre hardware means nothing if you kee throwing the same boring apps at it. Ho powerful you think a game is that cost 9.99? I just bought a Kinest for my Xbox. Kinest Adventures which coem with the thing, is way more exciting to play than those stripped down kiddie apps on iOS.

That why my nex device is thr Galaxy S Note II. It has substance. iOS doesn't. Tis is why Samsung isgetting more play now. They simply have better stuff.
Oh nd jus toshow how htpocritical you all are. Aple and the fans always say specs don mea noting. f course that si unless yours are thebetter specs...right?

Here let me spell it out. When you play Angry Birds Space, The birds arent going to g any faster.

The guy in the video Iforgot his name, was hitting at the fact the competition hasn't moved up tothat muc speed. Well they dont need too. My GS3 may not reach the same speed benachmarks at the iPhone 5, but I can live with that because the thinsg that actually do matter to me, arent avail or are limited on the iPhone.

Oh and in the Samsung comemrcal where they peopel touch phones to share files, the girl asks when are we goignto get that on iPhone. Likely NEVER!!! LOL

Ae said for years a phone bigger than 3.5" was to big. They finally move to 4" because factualy they were wrong. In 2010, 25% of the smartphones sold were of 4" or larger. The 5" Galaxy Note sold liek crazy. American Airlines has chosen the original Note to be given to all its flight attendants. The sold over 5M ina short time. TheNote II will likely triple those numbers as it has the power equal to the Internation version of the Galaxy S II. Of course how many cores a device has doesn't matter to me. What does matter is how much RAM. Apple increase RAM by a tiny bit only bec appscant run outside the 50% RAM space mark. It doesn't support full multi-tasking.

iOS is getting double the power because the OS isn't lean anymore. It needs all that power just to run the OS. Proof? Why does iOS 5 run so slow on the iPhone 4? Its also slow on the 4S though its not as bad. The iPhone 4 with iOS 6 is the same as the 3GS was with iOS 4. It freezes, laggy, locks up, apps crashes and more.

Where is the quality? As with every other product, as production goes up goes down. As pretty s the new iMac is, Iwouldnt buy it even if someone gave me the money to do so. Its a pretty useless piece of junk. When Apple stops supporting my iPad 3 which means iOS 7 likely wont be supported, thats when I stop supporting Apple completely.

How is that exciting? The "new" processor is what should have been in the new iPad all along. All they did is **** off the people that bought one in March (?).

ahhell said,
How is that exciting? The "new" processor is what should have been in the new iPad all along. All they did is **** off the people that bought one in March (?).

If it wasn't ready back then, it wasn't ready simple as that. I love how people like yourself always find some reason to moan. If Apple didn't update the new iPad you'd probably be up in arms about them selling out of date hardware. Now Apple is updating the iPad you're complaining the tech should have been there in the first place and they're upsetting iPad 3 owners. What a joke.

"Slightly more powerful CPU" ?????
50% Faster CPU and 50% faster GPU.
That's an incredible increase in performance. Which other company and products can make that jump in only 6 months?

Simple, use a slower processor than you can, it makes the next one look even better.

"Slightly more powerful CPU" ?????
50% Faster CPU and 50% faster GPU.
That's an incredible increase in performance. Which other company and products can make that jump in only 6 months?
Actually they said 2x, should that be 100% faster?

People know as soon as they buy a PC device (tablets and smartphones included) it is outdated in 6 months. So they should ok with it. If they are not, then they need to go back to pen and paper and forget technology!

ahhell said,
How is that exciting? The "new" processor is what should have been in the new iPad all along. All they did is **** off the people that bought one in March (?).

"Slightly more powerful CPU" ?????
50% Faster CPU and 50% faster GPU.
That's an incredible increase in performance. Which other company and products can make that jump in only 6 months?

So explain the hardware sitting inside the brand new iPad Mini?

ahhell said,
How is that exciting? The "new" processor is what should have been in the new iPad all along. All they did is **** off the people that bought one in March (?).

And the 4s should of had LTE.

"Slightly more powerful CPU" ?????
50% Faster CPU and 50% faster GPU.
That's an incredible increase in performance. Which other company and products can make that jump in only 6 months?

All that power for what? To play Angry Birds?

The reason it doesn't matter is because ARchips are limited period. All that power is goign nowhere but to run the OS. The games are the sae. ISO games are not powerful. Taking a game from he 70's and 80's or 90'sthat ran on 3Mhz processors up to 800Mhz processors and now throwing 2Ghz processors at them doesn't mea anything. The reskinned games look better because of better GPU capability. What good is all that speed for games liekwhat we see on iad.

This si what you arent looking at. How much power do you think Angry Birds need? Tis is why Apel is laughing to the bank. Bcause tesheep look at the numbers and are like ooooo and aaahhhhh. But they arent lookign at theboring kiddie apps.

The vast majority of those apps would run on an 8bit Nintendo and all they would need to look good is a 128bit CPU solution. In otherwords, the GPUin the original Xbox woul work just fine.

Caveman-ugh said,
More of the same .......boring !

It's hilarious how people keep expect companies to come up with something completely new every single time they release something. Within a year's time people will be screaming the same about Microsoft's offerings. In fact they already do when it comes to Windows Phone 8.

.Neo said,

It's hilarious how people keep expect companies to come up with something completely new every single time they release something. Within a year's time people will be screaming the same about Microsoft's offerings. In fact they already do when it comes to Windows Phone 8.

Actually, people only expect that from Apple due to their history and self-proclaimed innovator title.

As for MS, they'll have the new Xbox showcased next year around the same time they presented Surface to the public.

sviola said,
Actually, people only expect that from Apple due to their history and self-proclaimed innovator title.
innovating
Innovation doesn't mean you have to come up with something radically new every single year.

sviola said,
As for MS, they'll have the new Xbox showcased next year around the same time they presented Surface to the public.

I was referring to the new range of Windows 8/RT products.

.Neo said,

It's hilarious how people keep expect companies to come up with something completely new every single time they release something. Within a year's time people will be screaming the same about Microsoft's offerings. In fact they already do when it comes to Windows Phone 8.

Apple has always been stingy with their updates and giving users more. Seems to be bigger changes with device refreshes of other products.

.Neo said,
innovating
Innovation doesn't mean you have to come up with something radically new every single year.


I was referring to the new range of Windows 8/RT products.

Idisagree. Innovation does mean new. Radical? Sure why not. f you take a chipset and simply make it faster, that isnt innovation, its evoluton. Rodents are an innovation because they are a distinct animal. But because there are different species of rodent, none of them really offer nothing new. Theuy are the same animal with evolutions based on where they live. A squirrel is just a rat that lives in trees.

Taking your products and resizing them isnt innovation, its expected evolution. Evoluton doesn't creat a new product, it takes cncepts and ideas of the old one and evolvesthem to abetter option.

Innovation is a completely new concpt and idea. Yes it can be based off another idea, but it has to offer somethign unique thus making it new. A chip that produces double the power and capability is not innovation. Itys just enhancing an existing product = Evolution.

Flynn said,
The cheapest Surface does cost $499. That is a whopping $160 more.

Sorry, my fault, UK pricing is £399, confusion on my part. Sorry!

Flynn said,
The cheapest Surface does cost $499. That is a whopping $160 more.

I really hope you're trolling. You're trying to compare a large screen tablet with much higher specs to a small screen tablet which are made for the reason that some people want cheaper tablets. Apples and oranges.

korupt_one said,

The surface is not there to compete with the ipad2 minime

The iPad mini that comes with 32gb is $429! So it definitely does not compete with Surface.

ka-la said,
Since when does the surface cost 399$?

Hover over author's name and select "Report a problem with article" next time. It's what I do whenever I come across typos and errors.

The only thing I will give them is the new iMac, looks pretty sleek but other than that, I wasn't impressed. Hardware upgrades are nothing to get excited about, no innovation shown at all and in general lacking any excitement. Looking forward to October 26 though!!

ingramator said,
The only thing I will give them is the new iMac, looks pretty sleek

I wouldn't even give them that. Am I the only one who thinks this doesn't look stunning? It's a grey and black screen (square with rounded corners of course) with a computer in it, nothing more. Some of the TVs and screens you can get from other manufacturers look more interesting and 'sleek'.

All I would give them is a well done for getting a serviceable computer into a 5mm thick screen. When they make something revolutionary (which they have never, ever done), give me a call.

Looks pretty sleek only if you are not using it. Once you sit in front of your iMac, it's the same design you a re used to see for the last few years.

dotslash said,

I wouldn't even give them that. Am I the only one who thinks this doesn't look stunning? It's a grey and black screen (square with rounded corners of course) with a computer in it, nothing more. Some of the TVs and screens you can get from other manufacturers look more interesting and 'sleek'.

All I would give them is a well done for getting a serviceable computer into a 5mm thick screen. When they make something revolutionary (which they have never, ever done), give me a call.


Personally not impressed with the new iMac. Getting hardware into a thin form factor is a nice feat of design, and a great feat of engineering for the vendors that manufacture these shrinking components (read: not Apple), and a nice sign of portability to come.

Otherwise, the actual look of the iMac leads me to a big, heavy "meh". I'm not usually one of those whackjobs that whines about bezels every ten minutes, but in this case, that's one ugly bezel. Almost everything about how it looks from the front is painful.

Thin from the side, gross from the front. Ripe for analogies, here.

Yeah, like it does all the time after an announcement. No big deal. Stock traders are the most insecure people I know… they're bat**** crazy!

myxomatosis said,
Yeah, like it does all the time after an announcement. No big deal. Stock traders are the most insecure people I know… they're bat**** crazy!

It normally goes up with Apple when they do an announcement.

I think people are just beginning to realise that Win 8 just made many Apple products obsolete. Whats the point in an iPad when you can have a full PC in the same form factor, has a keyboard dock, and already works with literally hundreds of thousands of USB devices. Its both a laptop and tablet replacement.

myxomatosis said,
Yeah, like it does all the time after an announcement. No big deal. Stock traders are the most insecure people I know… they're bat**** crazy!

But check out ARM's quote (symbol:ARMH)! It's at an all-time high this morning, thanks in part to the Apple announcement (and a high corporate earnings report yesterday).

Skwerl said,

But check out ARM's quote (symbol:ARMH)! It's at an all-time high this morning, thanks in part to the Apple announcement (and a high corporate earnings report yesterday).

That might actually be for Windows 8 not coming in full support of ARM = Windows RT. Surface RT and a whole host of tablets from other manufacturers will use ARM with Windows 8.