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Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« on: April 01, 2017, 03:02:59 AM »

I just read a report at (German site) MacLife that Apple will discontinue their desktop computers: iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro.  They will concentrate on MacBooks and iPads.

It seems that sales of desktop computers have declined to such a degree that they no longer seem lucrative products for Apple.  I find that sad, but guess that's the future.  Mainly smaller and more portable devices.  Tim Cook had mentioned some years ago that the desktop computers was dead.

For those speaking German, here's the link: http://www.maclife.de/news/apple-stellt-desktop-rechner-10090518.html

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 04:15:48 AM »

I just read a report at (German site) MacLife that Apple will discontinue their desktop computers: iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro.  They will concentrate on MacBooks and iPads.

It seems that sales of desktop computers have declined to such a degree that they no longer seem lucrative products for Apple.  I find that sad, but guess that's the future.  Mainly smaller and more portable devices.  Tim Cook had mentioned some years ago that the desktop computers was dead.

For those speaking German, here's the link: http://www.maclife.de/news/apple-stellt-desktop-rechner-10090518.html

Anything's possible, of course, but you did notice the date, didn't you?

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 06:42:14 AM »

Lots of good stories today  ;D

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers <April Fools>
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 10:09:21 AM »

Yea, lots of interesting stories to be had today.
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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 11:25:23 AM »

"April Fool's Day: 10 stories that look like pranks but aren't"

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4. A cat's life was saved with a vodka shot. Vets had to give seven-year-old cat Princess a "vodka drip" to save her from being poisoned by brake fluid. Princess needed 24-hour intensive care and was treated with vodka which worked as an antidote to the poison.

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10. For a five star hotel stay with a difference, thrill seekers in the Netherlands can now spend the night in a crane. The Crane Hotel Faralda offers three suites - which are up to 50m above the ground - and a hot tub on the top deck.

The rest here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39452788

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 03:10:55 PM »

Oh no!  I feel like a fool - a real April Fool!!!

I was so busy today, that the date didn't register until reading your comments.  I was truly saddened be the news.

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 03:39:32 PM »

... I was truly saddened be the news.

You are excused, given how realistic the "news" sounds ;)

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017, 04:30:16 PM »

Just another case of "fake" news or perhaps as the White House prefers, "alternate facts".
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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 06:11:10 PM »

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For April Fools' Day, the Russian Foreign Ministry put out an "official joke" - a video of a proposed voice-mail message for its embassy answering machines. In the clip, recorded in Russian and English, an automated recording tells callers to press 1 for "a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent." You can press 2 "to use the services of Russian hackers," or 3 "to request election interference."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-russia-april-fools-day-joke-20170401-story.html

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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 07:10:16 PM »

Just another case of "fake" news or perhaps as the White House prefers, "alternate facts".

It's April fools day every day at the White House now.  lol
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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 10:22:59 AM »

Hehe...

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 11:55:49 AM »

It's April fools day every day at the White House now.  lol
We all live in an alternate reality provided to us by the government and the media. Sad thing is it's been this way for many years...
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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2017, 01:06:43 PM »

We all live in an alternate reality provided to us by the government and the media. Sad thing is it's been this way for many years...

Indeed.



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Re: Apple to discontinue desktop computers
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 07:45:49 AM »

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