If you think the lukewarm reception to Apple’s new iPad is the exception, think again: The company has a long history of questionable first impressions dating back to the original Macintosh over 25 years ago.
Rumors have abounded in recent weeks that the iMac line would be gaining a touchscreen display, and a new patent application from Apple revealed this week indeed shows that the company is at least thinking about it.
Before Steve turned it into his personal showcase and the Apple booth
had to be draped in black curtains, Macworld was a place for fans and
professionals to share ideas free from the prying eyes of PC users,
where product announcements were welcome but not necessary, and the
keynote was the least interesting part of the show.
According to Gizmodo, some 27-inch iMac
owners are getting 15%
refunds for the problems they're having with the displays.
Numerous users have reported problems from flickering to a persistent
yellow discoloration on at least a portion of the screen. Now, some
of the most determined of them have received cash back.
While the Apple tablet hype has been in full force for the past few months, the actual tablet rumor has been going on for years. While the tablet has yet to appear, the Mac|Life staff has been hard at work creating mock-ups of the fabled tablet. Check out some of our favorite and one that still makes us giddy when we see it, the tablet dock.
There’s no denying that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is a visionary leader and no one would deny his remarkable return to the company he co-founded. But things may have turned out a little differently if his original name for the iMac had stuck.