Apple and I go way back. Still, I wonder what the plan is for K-12 classrooms and I am concerned. The rumor sites (e.g., Mac Rumors) report that the 17 inch iMac is to be discontinued. The present difference between the 17 and 20 inch iMac price is approx. $900 vs. $1300. While machine vs. machine (once software and capabilities are considered), I think Apple is quite competitive, this argument is not valid if there is no machine at the lower price point. With an increasing focus on Web 2.0 apps for many educational experiences, you don’t need $1300 machines even with iLife.
Perhaps I should ignore the rumors and trust Apple to do the right thing. This vail of secrecy thing Apple seems to enjoy is not good for my high blood pressure.
BTW – the iPhone is also not relevant to me because I can’t purchase one to use in North Dakota. Hence, the total focus of the Apple home page on the iPhone is simply annoying.
Now I feel better.