The MacRumors Show: Our Plan to Fix Apple's Product Lines

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we talk through how we would make changes to Apple's product lines in an attempt to make them simpler and more consumer-friendly.


Today, Apple sells eight iPhone models, six iPads, six MacBooks, four desktop Macs, two external displays, and four sets of AirPods. Some product ranges, such as the iPad lineup, have been subject to particular criticism in recent years for being overwhelming and confusing for average consumers. We discuss how Apple could simplify its offerings by presenting a clearer selection of form-factors, product names, and price points. Let us know what changes you would make to the structure of Apple's product lines in the comments.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago
I miss the simplicity of the iPhone lineup. When less was considered more. Simpler times! ?

Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
10 months ago
“The first thing I would do is bring back the iPhone mini.” Right on!

BTW, lip sync is way off for Dan.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
10 months ago

I have a 13 mini. I love the size but the problem is battery life is TERRIBLE. I can see why they ended it.
Battery life is fine for me. It really depends on how the phone is used.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Fusion Avatar
10 months ago

I miss the simplicity of the iPhone lineup. When less was considered more. Simpler times! ?
I miss those prices! ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
d00zt1n Avatar
10 months ago
When Steve came back in 1997, one of the first things he did was cut out the overabundance of models of the Macintosh lineup. Now, just like then, there are too many models.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
10 months ago

i want a cheap iphone with a very basic camera. i don't take fancy pictures like ever and i'm tired of throwing away a state of the art camera with every phone.
That's called the iPhone SE.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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