It’s time for out favorite Mac maker to pay attention to the rest of the product line because customers are not paying attention either. After all, Mac sales in the last quarter fell through the floor. What does Apple need to do?
First, a few new Macs would be a hint that Apple cares about the Mac instead of viewing it like a relic from the past. New MacBook Air, new MacBooks, and a new Mac mini.
Second, to go along with that Apple needs a couple of new external, Apple-branded, multi-purposed Retina displays. Let’s go with Retina 4K and 5K, respectively. Also, let’s assume the new Mac models will come with USB-C ports with Thunderbolt so attaching a MacBook Air or a MacBook or a Mac mini would be a snap.
What about the multi-purpose component?
Look, the Mac mini is mini, right? Instead of parking the Mac mini case nearby, why not have a new Apple display that allows the Mac mini to be attached to the back, out of view? How cool is that?
The Retina 4K display would be a perfect companion for the aforementioned low-end Macs. The Retina 5K display would be perfect for the MacBook Pro line as the external display of choice, and, even better, as an external display for the powerful iMac Pro. All Apple needs to do is make a display as durable and with at least the same quality as the much adored Retina 5K iMac.
Why does Apple bother to sell displays from LG? Sure, they’re good displays, but wouldn’t most Apple customers who need an external display prefer one that works best with Apple’s Macs?
Now, here’s an idea whose time has come.
That previously mentioned Retina 4K display would make an excellent external display for… insert my famous drum roll here… the iPhone. Forget DeX. How about a connection for iPhone to an Apple-branded display?
Walk in, sit down, plug in your iPhone to a cable that connects it to an Apple display which connects to an Apple keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse.
Hello! Instant iPhone desktop-like Mac. Open Pages, Numbers, Keynote, or any of Google’s apps, or even the Microsoft Office apps– from an iPhone connected to an Apple display.
How cool is that?