I missed the Apple event, but have been reading this PR, downloaded the press images and am just… sad. Sure, better camera, TouchID, nice form factor, a brilliant placement for the Ethernet port, but…
No 27”, no USB-A anywhere (not even near the Ethernet port), still “just” the M1 (so I suspect there will be no chance to match the current 3-display setup that my i5 iMac has) and… white bezels?
Seriously? The colors look nice (although the supply chain guy in me wonders at the profligacy of SKUs for colored peripherals), but white bezels? Those look absolutely hideous to my eye, and I have to wonder why they’re there at all – the metal itself would have looked nicer.
Then again, I suspect the Pro (if it returns) will probably have black bezels. Or metal ones. Or at least a nice 27” panel to ensure continuity.
Update: Also, I forgot to mention that even though I would be reasonably OK with a fixed amount of non-upgradeable RAM, I still think being unable to replace the SSD at all is a non-starter for me. Even Surface laptops now let you replace that without reflowing the entire logic board…
Either way, it looks like I’ll have to wait a fair bit longer for a nicer, full-featured Apple desktop.
At least we got a new Apple TV remote, right?