Originally Posted by Mode
No Apple display to work with the Mac Pro's is pretty big evidence.
Yes, because it's so hard to plug in third party displays to a Mac Pro.
Pro's need to look at what they are doing and their data - not themselves.
Oh gawd, I should have know it. A matte fanatic.
Look, either go third party, slap on a high quality film like from 3M or just shut up and move to the PC already. Your not getting a matte display from Apple. Time to move on.
If Apple kills the Mac Pro (production computers), there will eventually be a negative cascading effect on sales of their gadget market. To what effect, nobody knows.
You mean just like them offering glossy only?
Could you be more vague?
Once that happens, Apple will be just another Sony trying to hawk overpriced gadgets to dumb consumers. Selling games and entertainment. They may even buy Nintendo.
more tired memes. Even if the Mac Pro were axed tomorrow, the possibility of Apple turning into another sony are nill.
Again, all this hype is hand wringing over nothing. As long as Apples own developers require the Mac Pro, it's going nowhere. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the case or basic form factor. Other than having to update a new graphic driver or two (please!) there isn't that much that the Mac Pro takes in the form of resources compared to systems like the iMac, Mini or the portables.
I do wish they would offer an "xMac" - something based on desktop class CPUs limited to one socket, 8 memory slots and two sixteen lane slots and one 4 lane slot with the typical compliment of other ports. I think it would be a huge seller and something that I would have rather had vs. what I have now. Don't get me wrong, I love my Pro for what it does for me, but it was overkill by $1K easily.
And no, a MBP or iMac wasn't good enough... I tried the MBP as a desktop and it just didn't work as well....
If that's their goal, so be it. They will probably be successful at it for a while - until their stacks of litigation monies run out and the lure of their stores diminishes.
Ugh, now we are back to the "go crawl back under your rock" - Apple is successful because they create compelling, user-focused products.
Just because they snub matte because that's what the VAST majority of their customers want doesn't mean they are failing. Your confusing your twisted desires with reality. Continue to remain frustrated
Remember an important issue that hasn't seen much scrutiny - Tim Cook is not going to inspire, innovate, or intrigue. He's there to manage the remaining dreams and vision of Steve Jobs (2-3 more years). At which point they will be in dire need of leadership.
So you have been inside Tim's head? Fascinating. Please tell us more!
(actually don't. That was a sarcastic rhetorical question. It's pretty obvious you are totally clueless and driven by irrational loathing by being rejected as irrelevant)
Apple on the other hand, peddling and hawking gadgets to consumers in a highly competitive market - has no safety net to shore up a strong foundation.
Over 70 billion in the bank and the second largest market cap and they have no "safety net"?
Damn - the rest of the industry must be underwater by comparison. I hope you are just trolling and seriously don't believe any of this crap. If so, that's just sad and pathetic...
It's a lot of pressure they would be putting on their brand if they do kill it off with no other solution.
While I don't think they will do it, even if they did the Mac Pro wouldn't make nary a dent in their continued success. To think otherwise is simply being delusional. Then again your continued matte sniping demonstrates your disconnection from reality