Mac sales are down.

I’m really not surprised. They are just a bit too expensive once you start upgrading the storage and ram.

I have been holding out on buying a Mac since the M2 was rumored to come out.

I keep hoping that the base model will have a larger amount of storage and ram, but it does not.

They keep selling faster processors, but I do not need that, I need more storage and I’d like more ram.

At this point, I’m just going to buy a used M1 air. If Apple had 512 and 26 standard on the base air, I’d pickup a new one today.

Do you disagree? What can Apple do to increase Mac sales?

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    9 months ago

    Anyone said framework 13"?

    (Mines shipping in a couple of weeks)

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      9 months ago

      Awesome idea, but overpriced. Not as much as Apple, but still a lot compared to Dell or Lenovo. I might still order it if Snapdragon Elite isn’t readily available by the time I need to upgrade my laptop just to support a great idea and a smaller company.

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        9 months ago

        They need to have certain margins to survive. These first years are crucial, if they gain enough market share I’m sure they’ll stick around and will be able to apply better prices.

        Right now I know that I’m overpaying, but part of that extra money I’m more than happy to give it to send a message to the entire industry: consumers WANT right to repair, upgrade and fully own the electronics they pay for. And our planet needs this as well.

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          9 months ago

          Their pre-orders are always full and keep growing. Sure looks like they are doing very well.

          I wonder if they are even considering offering an option with RISC architecture. I doubt RISC-V is coming any time soon, but SnapDragon Elite looks amazing even though it’s ARM. Would love to get RISC based laptop from a manufacturer like Framework that doesn’t lock it to specific OS unlike Apple or Microsoft.

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            9 months ago

            I’m definitely expecting they do once RISC-V is mature enough (something I can’t wait to happen!)