Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Apple Announcements

As I have said before, I am quite the Apple fan. However, I was rather disappointed with the news today.

Yes! The Intel Mac Mini. No! A price bump and no DVR software. Sure, you can hook it up to your TV, but what's the point if it's just going to act like a DVD player?

If I can get a Dell WITH a monitor for less than $600, why would I buy a Mini? If Apple wants to stay (sort of) competitive with a low-end desktop, they need to bring that price point back down. If they're going to go all-out and make a media center out of it, give it the bells and whistles it should have to justify the price hike.

And what's this business with $100 iPod cases? Apple...are you getting greedy?