Newer Imacs tech specs
Now, before I begin let me say ive been a fan of Apple for 20 years. I have had several macs and imacs over the years as well as pretty much every iPhone made.
With that being said, I’m in the market to replace my wife’s aging 2011 iMac since it cant accept the new OS versions and its just sluggish in general. I took a look at the apple site today and was blow away by the fact that the mid tiered 21in imac is STILL equipped with a spinning disk, not even a fusion, but just a plain ‘ole spinning rust platter. What blew me away even more was that it is now an i3 CPU instead of the i5 that used to come with that line and the memory is soldered and not user upgradable unless you spring for the far more expensive 27in model.
I REALLY want to continue to be an apple user, but with the decisions on products lately, especially on price I’m having a hard time justifying it. From a $1200 iPhone to an under powered $1300 imac to a $999 stand. I had hoped the lack luster sales with the recent iPhone line they would have got some sense knocked into them, but it seems like they are just doubling down on stupid.
Is this the new trend with Apple? Am I going to be forced out of using the product I love because their prices have outpaced reality?
Am I alone in thinking that their pricing went from “premium product” pricing to “just give me your entire bank account” pricing?