Any ideas on why Apple would do this? It does look sleek, but you know China could copy that for $100 bucks, unless there is some expensive raw material on it.
I think the design budget went over and it came out to like $600 cost and $849 price. Someone had to have been like - fuck it ... make it $999. Maybe margins weren't as good on the computer as originally expected (could be over budget) and maybe they thought they could get some captive pricing into the stand and squeeze out some good margins and get PR on the high price but I bet they thought the PR would be gradual acceptance over outrage... pure outrage lol. But, all speculation.
I can't even get a video of the announcement - Apple is cleaning up this mess...