Why does a desktop machine have to be thin at the expense of functionality?
As for the colours… Personally, I really couldn’t care less. If I’m dropping north of €2k on a work machine I just want it to be reliable, powerful, dependable and upgradeable. If the trajectory Apple has been on with regards to hardware for the last few years is anything to go by, the new iMac will be none of these.
I get that Apple wants their stuff to be stylish, but it used to be stylish AND all of those things. Now those things don’t even seem to be considered.
The bottom line for me: When you have to make summit in lots of different colours to give people something to talk about, you’ve lost.
My daily driver is a 2017 iMac 27. Looking around my office a few of my old iMacs are still in use, performing various ancillary tasks. Three in total dating from 2009 to 2014. My lockup has all the old ones, going back to 2006. In short, I’ve been buying iMacs for over 15 years now. I can’t see me ever buying another, as they are no longer workhorses, but expensive ornaments.
Hackintosh next for the desktop I guess.