Wifi wasn’t an option in iMacs until the AirCard came out and it was an option in desktops and even laptops for a while until they started building it into them. I don’t remember which iMac first had AirCard built in. I believe that I bought and installed an AirCard in a home iMac before they came built in. But I’ve supposed Windows, Mac, and little (too little) Linux and UNIX at work.
Here’s the thing. Apple laptop screens are too small and I really don’t want multiple pieces of hardware to drag around with me and my wife and I have medical bills and so I really don’t have the money to be buying the only real quality 5K monitor with is the new monitor that Apple that came out with that is $1599 before sales tax (which is slightly over 10% where I live).
Why not a 4K monitor? There are lots of those…right? Well try going from highdef display back to standard definition because I would lose about 40% real estate on the screen going from 5k to 4k monitors. And my iMac screen is much better than anything that costs under $1,500 so if I’m going to spend that much that I might as well buy the Apple monitor. Now what kind of computer can I buy for $900 which is basically all that would be left in my budget. I’ve had a Mac Mini with a monitor and compared to just having an iMac with no cables at all except for power and my redundant backup hard drives? Do I want to go back to more cables? NO!
So then my options are what, a 24" 4K screen where I lose almost half the screen real estate. It’s like living with large car and now you are living in a clown car.
Quote: “With the progress of Haiku on ARM and Linux on the M1, it would be amazing to have Haiku on the M1 someday.” I totally agree. I just hope that they reverse their decision and come back with a 27" or even a 30" iMac. And yes, I’ve emailed Tim Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know what I thought as politely as I could.