Originally Posted by Mode
We refuse to buy the insanely overpriced/under powered Mac Pro's.
12 cores, 64GB of RAM. Yep totally under powered. I bet you can't even run Doom on that thing.
We refuse to buy glossy pieces of shit that harken back to the shitty days of CRT displays.
Then don't. I believe other companies make displays. (could be wrong on this one)
We refuse to switch our entire platform and investments over to Windoze.
Then you'll have to make due with 12 cores, 64GB of RAM and non-Apple displays I guess or wait a bit until the Mac Pro is updated. You're going to pay a premium to stay on the Mac Pro platform. A premium that is lower than the cost of switching for most people I assume.
Where do you think that leaves us?
Entitlement Town? The market for high end workstations is not what it used to be. For a company like Apple with less overall marketshare it's even more of a dramatic decline. When you can load up a Mac Mini with an i7 and 16GB of RAM for about $1100 where is the market for higher end options? The new normal is going to be replacing your workstations on a yearly or bi-yearly basis instead of spending a ton of money on a beefy workstation every 3-5 years as many of us did in the past. For the people who truly do need 12 cores, 64GB of RAM and the latest and greatest they can either pay the price or find a company that suits their needs better. Breakups are always kind of ugly but that's just how it goes.
I'll tell you where - here. Wondering why Apple is tossing us under a bus when it was ONLY us that kept Apple from evaporating completely not too long ago.
That's some serious revisionist history. Apple's first big hit after their near death experience was the iMac soon followed by increasing success with their laptops. Then it was the iPod which begat the iPhone which begat the iPad. Over the last decade Apple has mostly been focused on the iMac and laptops on the computer side. That has not changed a bit. The high end workstations were always a small part of Apple's business but when you're business is small you gotta hold on to whatever you can. When it gets big you have the luxury of dropping things that just don't make sense for your company anymore. I can understand why you feel like a jilted lover but the truth is usually breakups are for the best.