11 thoughts on “Apple: the CES disruptor

  1. Re: New Mac Pro’s

    Shame that Apple have screwed over existing Mac Pro owners by making the new GPU options incompatible with the older machines.

    One of the selling points of the Mac Pro’s is that it is supposed to be expandable. However Apple have made something as trivial as a GFX card upgrade impossible.

    Check out the Mac Pro forums on http://discussions.apple.com. Mac Pro owner’s are seething.

  2. Re: New Mac Pro’s

    Shame that Apple have screwed over existing Mac Pro owners by making the new GPU options incompatible with the older machines.

    One of the selling points of the Mac Pro’s is that it is supposed to be expandable. However Apple have made something as trivial as a GFX card upgrade impossible.

    Check out the Mac Pro forums on http://discussions.apple.com. Mac Pro owner’s are seething.

  3. Well, CES is more the insider trade-show, buyers meet sellers. Comdex and E3 were more the EVENTS, but look where those went. CES only really kicked up, after CE went more mainstream, and the pure tech/computer vendors, had nowhere else to go, changing tunes from pure-geeky hamfest-like events, to more mass market CE.

  4. Well, CES is more the insider trade-show, buyers meet sellers. Comdex and E3 were more the EVENTS, but look where those went. CES only really kicked up, after CE went more mainstream, and the pure tech/computer vendors, had nowhere else to go, changing tunes from pure-geeky hamfest-like events, to more mass market CE.

  5. Interesting that you cynically assume the timing of Apple’s new product announcement has anything to do with CES.

    It seems unlikely given the fact that Apple doesn’t even formally attend CES and doesn’t pay much notice to it, in fact. I’m more inclined to believe that Apple wanted to introduce the new Mac Pros and XServes ahead of more exciting announcements at next week’s MacWorld. That’s entirely consistent with Apple’s behaviour in past years when CES’ schedule didn’t precede MacWorld (and also WWDC announcements.

  6. Interesting that you cynically assume the timing of Apple’s new product announcement has anything to do with CES.

    It seems unlikely given the fact that Apple doesn’t even formally attend CES and doesn’t pay much notice to it, in fact. I’m more inclined to believe that Apple wanted to introduce the new Mac Pros and XServes ahead of more exciting announcements at next week’s MacWorld. That’s entirely consistent with Apple’s behaviour in past years when CES’ schedule didn’t precede MacWorld (and also WWDC announcements.

  7. Macworld has a bigger cult following then the CES, and introduces products that people want to buy. The CES is great, if you like the circus of random gadgets that many people want ever use. The 1-million inch wide 1mm thin tv, it makes it on Engadget and then fades away.

  8. Macworld has a bigger cult following then the CES, and introduces products that people want to buy. The CES is great, if you like the circus of random gadgets that many people want ever use. The 1-million inch wide 1mm thin tv, it makes it on Engadget and then fades away.

  9. I’m excited about what Apple is going to do next week. Finding any fun news out of CES so far has been disapointing… Also, I guess Blu Ray is going to win…

  10. I’m excited about what Apple is going to do next week. Finding any fun news out of CES so far has been disapointing… Also, I guess Blu Ray is going to win…

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