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Originally Posted by Ignomini View Post


Let's not conflate design and assembly. The design work is done. The design of the fan blade is done. The design of the Thunderbolt parts is done, and they are readily available in Macbooks. We are waiting on assembly. Is parts density on a Mac Pro circuit board so much higher than that on an iPhone that the Chinese cannot accomplish the task? I would be very surprised if the answer is yes. Owing to their precision, pick and place machines can populate very dense circuit boards.  Unless the Mac Pro uses a completely different parts set for Thunderbolt, I see no evidence to suggest availability of Thunderbolt parts is an issue. Macbooks ship within 24 hours.

Your arguments relate strictly to design, not assembly. The design is done. We are waiting on assembly. Usually, when some piece of an Apple product is subject to low yield/supply problems, we see articles all over the web speculating about it. I've not seen this with any Mac Pro parts - other than possibly the CPU.

One last point, I'm not a China advocate, but if you think they are still building stuff by hand on dirt floors, brother you're in for a shock. I am inclined to suspect the difficulty in ramping Mac Pro production is evidence of this. I bet the Chinese could have produced more machines in less time.

1) MBPs don't use all the same parts as a Mac Pro.

2) you completely ignored manufacturing on your comments regarding design and assembly.

3) If had known your premise was to claim that Americans are lazy and stupid I wouldn't have engaged you.

4) Passing the baton.

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1) MBPs don't use all the same parts as a Mac Pro.

2) you completely ignored manufacturing on your comments regarding design and assembly.

3) If had known your premise was to claim that Americans are lazy and stupid I wouldn't have engaged you.

4) Passing the baton.


1) Whether the parts are the same or different, are they available? In other words, is assembly waiting for parts, or are parts waiting to be assembled?

 

2) See number 1 above. If all of the parts are available, we are waiting on assembly. I find it interesting there is no buzz in the community about parts availability issues. Usually, when there are potential yield issues on parts the press is full of stories about it. Either Apple has done a spectacular job of locking down security on the Mac Pro, or parts availability is not the issue.

 

3) Where did I say Americans are either lazy or stupid? What I am suggesting is, the Chinese are both capable, and efficient. Plus, they are less hampered by work rules and government red tape. Those, as they say in business, are competitive advantages. I'll stick with my original assertion, I struggle to understand which bit of the Mac Pro is so hard to assemble (Not design, and not to manufacture in quantity, just to assemble). I just don't see it. What part of a Mac Pro is more complicated to assemble than something like a touch screen? Availability is being constrained either by lack of manufactured parts, or a slower assembly ramp up than I would expect from an established Asian supplier. Lacking word of parts availability issues, I'm betting on the latter.

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I guess they didn't see the video that shows how automated a lot of this stuff is.

That's the only way manufacturing is coming back into the USA. It's not that Americans don't want to work. American companies don't want to pay employees, nor give them any kind of benefits. Robots it is. That's eventually how most manufacturing should be everywhere, though, realistically. Re-train the working populous to do different tasks. (Another thing American corporations don't want to do)
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Funny. 30 yr ago "made in the USA" was a conservative mantra.  To the extent that Bruce Springsteen did a song with that theme.  To quote from the Wikipedia entry, "Even more notably, the widely read conservative columnist George Will... praised Springsteen...."  I remember, back then I was both a conservative and a USA-made advocate.  I'm still a USA-made advocate.

My point is: no need to politicize this, nor to cast aspersions.

Shhhhh... Such people like moving the goal posts and retconning. If they didn't re-define reality now and then, they'd have a harder time mocking lefties, liberals, hippies and other evil communist scum. How dare these socialists try to bring manufacturing and jobs back into the USA...
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I'm assuming this comment is made in jest or are you having second thoughts whether the nMP meets your needs?

The nMP is freaking awesome but I could always buy another if someone wants to make me a silly offer ... everything has a price in life 1biggrin.gif ... yeah just kidding ... well unless it's a very silly offer ... 1smoking.gif
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post #46 of 109
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I bet the Chinese could have produced more machines in less time.

This happened with the Retina Macbook Pro too though and the iMac. I suspect it's more about resource allocation.

They'll setup resources to handle an anticipated average demand. If they put in lots of extra resources for the short peak demand then they'll be stuck with more than they need when it dies down - too many staff, too many machines. Tim Cook's expertise is in optimal supply chains and this routine has happened with a lot of products and happens with pretty much every iPhone.

It looks bad and I'm sure they'd rather avoid the short period of delays but if it wasn't a result of the way they choose to work, it simply wouldn't happen so often. The fact it happens whether products are made in China or the US suggests the location isn't the issue.

It'll be interesting to see their next quarter's Mac revenue. If they are topping 200,000 units, that'll boost their Mac revenue by at least $600m.

Their Mac revenue after 3 quarters ending December was $6.4b, the previous year was $5.5b, the previous quarter was $4.9b. The previous year was missing 700,000 iMacs so at an average $1300, that puts revenue roughly flat year over year. If the Mac Pro hasn't made much difference, it should remain flat in the second quarter at $5.4b. If there is a demand like 200k, it should push revenue up to about $6b and we'll see that in April.
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They should have kept production in China. The thing would be shipping in volume by now.
Would ship date really rely on this, would it be worth your money (or buyer) going to china to get it a few days quicker.
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This happened with the Retina Macbook Pro too though and the iMac. I suspect it's more about resource allocation.

They'll setup resources to handle an anticipated average demand. If they put in lots of extra resources for the short peak demand then they'll be stuck with more than they need when it dies down - too many staff, too many machines. Tim Cook's expertise is in optimal supply chains and this routine has happened with a lot of products and happens with pretty much every iPhone.

It looks bad and I'm sure they'd rather avoid the short period of delays but if it wasn't a result of the way they choose to work, it simply wouldn't happen so often. The fact it happens whether products are made in China or the US suggests the location isn't the issue.

It'll be interesting to see their next quarter's Mac revenue. If they are topping 200,000 units, that'll boost their Mac revenue by at least $600m.

Their Mac revenue after 3 quarters ending December was $6.4b, the previous year was $5.5b, the previous quarter was $4.9b. The previous year was missing 700,000 iMacs so at an average $1300, that puts revenue roughly flat year over year. If the Mac Pro hasn't made much difference, it should remain flat in the second quarter at $5.4b. If there is a demand like 200k, it should push revenue up to about $6b and we'll see that in April.
It is still a little exreme for 2 months shipping when we are past 2 months on sale.
Then again all Pro desktop users have likely odered it.

I wonder what happen to the haters saying you can "over clock a windows computer at 1/10 the price"?
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I agree with Scotty321. There is a reason we let things be built in China, obviously for the cost, but because they are hard at work all the damn time.

Hell, foxxtron works 24/7. But god forbid we made people work at 2am, there would be lawsuits up the ass for Apple for workers comp and people whining.

Just saying, us american's are spoiled. And honestly, a Mac Pro built in America is the same as a Mac Pro built in China. It's only due to left wing whining hippies and liberals that Apple has a due diligence to build things in the USA.

 

Foxxtron, eh? Yeah, good old Foxxtron... :shakeshead:

 

Anyway, there is not a single thing that keeps any American based manufacturer from working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More than a few do. And the last time I checked, 3rd shift employees are at work at 2AM, 3AM... right up til 7AM. Companies do all sorts of wild & crazy things these days: swing shifts, split shifts, weekend shifts. The wonders never cease.

 

Considering my career and position working with various Fortune 500 companies over the years, it's "interesting" to hear that due to my desire to re-source jobs back to the U.S. (when it's possible, practical and profitable) that I am now a left wing whining hippy and liberal. So much can be learned about oneself by listening to those who are full of... uh... "wisdom".

 

Always great to hear from people, such as yourself, who obviously have a deep knowledge of business and manufacturing.

 

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post #49 of 109
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I agree with Scotty321. There is a reason we let things be built in China, obviously for the cost, but because they are hard at work all the damn time.

Hell, foxxtron works 24/7. But god forbid we made people work at 2am, there would be lawsuits up the ass for Apple for workers comp and people whining.

Just saying, us american's are spoiled. And honestly, a Mac Pro built in America is the same as a Mac Pro built in China. It's only due to left wing whining hippies and liberals that Apple has a due diligence to build things in the USA.

I garuntee you that the apple mac pro plant is online 24/7.  Just because it is built here does not mean they don't run 24/7.  You ever heard of 3 shifts 8 hours a piece?  We work them at my work.  Theres a day shift, afternoon shift and a graveyard shift.  Don't know where you live in america but where I live, we work 24/7.

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3) Where did I say Americans are either lazy or stupid? What I am suggesting is, the Chinese are both capable, and efficient. Plus, they are less hampered by work rules and government red tape. Those, as they say in business, are competitive advantages. I'll stick with my original assertion, I struggle to understand which bit of the Mac Pro is so hard to assemble (Not design, and not to manufacture in quantity, just to assemble). I just don't see it. What part of a Mac Pro is more complicated to assemble than something like a touch screen? Availability is being constrained either by lack of manufactured parts, or a slower assembly ramp up than I would expect from an established Asian supplier. Lacking word of parts availability issues, I'm betting on the latter.

This seems like a weird assertion. Since we are both guessing, my guess is that the facility is not designed around this level of continuous demand. Demand is likely higher right now due to the very long refresh cycle. They refreshed in 2010 with only a moderate change to the base model, which must carry a significant portion of the volume. The refresh in 2012 didn't change much. A couple parts changed to different component numbers. The mac pro was not available in Europe for some time during 2013. Combining all of this, there may have been significant pent up demand. It does not mean they anticipate it to be that way all the time, and they probably did not structure capacity around that.

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I agree with Scotty321. There is a reason we let things be built in China, obviously for the cost, but because they are hard at work all the damn time.

Hell, foxxtron works 24/7. But god forbid we made people work at 2am, there would be lawsuits up the ass for Apple for workers comp and people whining.

Just saying, us american's are spoiled. And honestly, a Mac Pro built in America is the same as a Mac Pro built in China. It's only due to left wing whining hippies and liberals that Apple has a due diligence to build things in the USA.


I know you don't have the information to pass that judgement Mr. Troll. You even conveniently ignore the number of businesses in the US that do run 24/7. They merely run second and sometimes third shift crews.

 

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My 12-core MP6,1 is on time. Ordered Dec 21st 2013 and will be ready for me to pickup at my local Apple Store (more secure this way) Mar 6th or earlier. It's status is preparing for shipment and my CC has been invoiced. Just in time for big project that needs more computing horsepower.

I will be connecting 2x 4TB RAID-0 LaCie 2bigs to it as well as a 20TB 5-bay MacGurus eSATA Port Multiplier. I will also trade in the stock Apple 16GB RAM to OWC for around $112 and buy the OWC's 4x 16GB RAM module to max the MP6,1 out to have 64 GB RAM.

This MP6,1 is a shared resource for my son and I. Son has video/editing business and I have consulting work for fluid dynamics simulation that needs 4GB RAM per core.

This MP6,1 could not have come sooner for us.

We had originally ordered an 8-core but son convinced me to go for the 12-core and since we share the cost it wasn't too bad a deal. 1biggrin.gif

Son has 4 aging Nehalem MacPros and two souped up iMacs, so I suspect this new MP6,1 will be the envy in his office. I will be using LogMeIn or maybe TeamViewer to access this Bestie for mu consulting work.
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The rep was demoing it to a prospective customer.  As they were hammering the machine, I placed my hand over the vent and could barely register any heat from the thing.  That's some impressive cooling going on in there.

It's a freezer-burn compared to cool!
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Happy for you. You're gonna so much appreciate this machine. I don't need it, my 5.1 still runs fine.

Will you take it to your office when needed, or are going to work on it in his office? It's such a portable device if you have all the peripherals elsewhere as well.
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post #54 of 109

March is almost here...  shipping still says April.  Maybe they are catching up?

 

My order got in just before the delivery slipped to March (at least my shop thinks so) so I could get mine any day now.

 

Fingers crossed!

 

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March is almost here...  shipping still says April.  Maybe they are catching up?

My order got in just before the delivery slipped to March (at least my shop thinks so) so I could get mine any day now.

Fingers crossed!



Oooh that must be a frustrating experience. Virtual crossed fingers from me to you.
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Oooh that must be a frustrating experience. Virtual crossed fingers from me to you.

 

I knew I was cutting it close, so I'm not too frustrated.

 

Have tons of projects ready to render on it; it will be working 24/7 for a good while!

 

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Oooh that must be a frustrating experience. Virtual crossed fingers from me to you.

I knew I was cutting it close, so I'm not too frustrated.

Have tons of projects ready to render on it; it will be working 24/7 for a good while!

That's great: you've prepared stuff for it to work on. Cool, you'll be rewarded.
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3 th March is my delivery date so very excited
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My nMP ordered 19 December at 1:20PM PDT finally arrived yesterday (February 24). It was a long wait and I'm glad it's over. It's really an impressive machine and replaced a MP 1.1 from 2006.

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My nMP ordered 19 December at 1:20PM PDT finally arrived yesterday (February 24). It was a long wait and I'm glad it's over. It's really an impressive machine and replaced a MP 1.1 from 2006.

 

That will be a major step up!  Congratulations!

 

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My nMP ordered 19 December at 1:20PM PDT finally arrived yesterday (February 24). It was a long wait and I'm glad it's over. It's really an impressive machine and replaced a MP 1.1 from 2006.

1.1! That must've been your cheapest Mac, running for so many years
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1.1! That must've been your cheapest Mac, running for so many years

I can't quite match that longevity. My first iMac ran from 2001 to 2008. Still working fine when replaced. My current 2008 iMac I hope to think of replacing in 2015 or 2016. Other than a blown power supply last year, it's been fine.
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I can't quite match that longevity. My first iMac ran from 2001 to 2008. Still working fine when replaced. My current 2008 iMac I hope to think of replacing in 2015 or 2016. Other than a blown power supply last year, it's been fine.

I typically replace my Macs every or two but I did get back an old 2001 iMac (the first ones with the flat screens on the swivel head) from some family members I had given it to back in 2004. It still works and I needed an iTunes Server. All it does is pull in data from a RAID via FW400 (only has USB 1.0) and then sends it to my Airport Extreme via 100MB Ethernet. iTunes is a couple major revisions old but it has iTunes Match and Home Sharing so I'm not without the requisite features i need for my Apple TV.

Well, it also acts as the Time Machine server for the other Macs in the house, which was somewhat difficult since I had to install more RAM and install OS X Leopard Server. This unfortunately messed things up a bit since Apple's download for developers has a code but the code stopped working in 2008 so it's limited many aspects of the system.

HW-wise it's fine for just passing data to the RAID and running iTunes but I plan on replacing it with a Mac Mini (probably a generation or two old via Craig's List) once they are updated. I really just need something that is Intel-based, runs a much newer version of OS X, USB3.0 for the RAID, and has 1GB Ethernet for connecting to the Airport Extreme.

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I typically replace my Macs every or two but I did get back an old 2001 iMac (the first ones with the flat screens on the swivel head) from some family members I had given it to back in 2004. It still works and I needed an iTunes Server. All it does is pull in data from a RAID via FW400 (only has USB 1.0) and then sends it to my Airport Extreme via 100MB Ethernet. iTunes is a couple major revisions old but it has iTunes Match and Home Sharing so I'm not without the requisite features i need for my Apple TV.

Well, it also acts as the Time Machine server for the other Macs in the house, which was somewhat difficult since I had to install more RAM and install OS X Leopard Server. This unfortunately messed things up a bit since Apple's download for developers has a code but the code stopped working in 2008 so it's limited many aspects of the system.

HW-wise it's fine for just passing data to the RAID and running iTunes but I plan on replacing it with a Mac Mini (probably a generation or two old via Craig's List) once they are updated. I really just need something that is Intel-based, runs a much newer version of OS X, USB3.0 for the RAID, and has 1GB Ethernet for connecting to the Airport Extreme.

13 years-impressive! My 2001 was the old CRT design. I remember that Apple were considered to be struggling that year. How things have changed. I mean, they're always considered to be struggling by the media, but their bank balance has changed a bit.
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1.1! That must've been your cheapest Mac, running for so many years

That MP 1.1 was easily the best Mac I've ever owned. It was starting to show it's age though, occasionally not waking up from sleep and the video card freezing once in a great while. It was a nice change from the Power Mac G5 it replaced, which died after 18-months. Luckily it was under Applecare. One thing that led to its longevity was that my computer needs aren't as demanding as they were in 2006.

 

In order I think my three favorite Macs I've owned were the MP 1.1, the TiBook 867 and the Mac fx.

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I plan on replacing it with a Mac Mini (probably a generation or two old via Craig's List) once they are updated. I really just need something that is Intel-based, runs a much newer version of OS X, USB3.0 for the RAID, and has 1GB Ethernet for connecting to the Airport Extreme.

Just remember that the oldest Mini with USB3 is the late 2012, which is the current version. Indeed, on even old after they release an update.

First Mini to gain 1Gb Eth is the early 2006
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In order I think my three favorite Macs I've owned were the MP 1.1, the TiBook 867 and the Mac fx.

I too had the MP1,1 and the TiBook. Fantastic machines.
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March has marched in and I am still waiting for a change in my order status.  Hope it is soon...

 

 

BTW, as the topic has shifted a bit, my favorite Mac of all-time was my first, a Mac Plus bought sometime around 1988.  It was an amazing machine for its day and not only helped me get through school (tons of papers were written on it... and tons of games were played, especially Strategic Conquest... we could spend entire weekends on games) but also helped me with my work over the next decade.  It finally fell out of regular use at about the time I bought my first iMac, a slot loading graphite model sometime around 2000 and was finally gotten rid of only about three years ago.  It worked fine the whole time and only had two problems: a broken key on the keyboard (which otherwise survived a drop down two flights of stairs) and a burned out power supply (too much game play during hot, humid summers in college with no air conditioning).

 

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I've got my Mac pro yesterday I hope you get your Mac pro soon
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Awesome!  When did you order?

 

Nice TV/display... what is it?

 

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LG TV HD it took four weeks

It's a beautiful machine
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LG TV HD it took four weeks

It's a beautiful machine

Congrats on the new Mac. Is that a workable config, hooking the Mac up to a TV and working on it all day? I have a Mini underneath the TV in the living, but never 'work' on it; it's merely used for playing videos. I would think one could get a headache from watching a TV screen for long periods of time...
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Thank you my friend .I'm still setting it up can't believe how small The Mac Pro is . Use my TV to save pennies
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Still no change in status.

 

We should know soon whether Apple is catching up to demand.  OldCodger73 got his machine in 67 days (if my calculations are correct) after ordering in December.  I'm still "only" at 53 days after ordering in January, slightly less than one month later.  If Apple is catching up to demand, then I should get mine sooner rather than later.  If they aren't catching up, then it's anybody's guess.

 

My order was placed before the Apple Store shifted to shipping in March, but my shop told me recently that their channel had said since before my order that it would arrive in March.  Which suggests Apple is pushing supply towards their stores first, then to resellers (which is fine), or that the shipping date posted online means nothing. 

 

Is there any data yet on how many of these babies have sold?  Or anything about channel problems?  I don't buy in to any "made in USA therefore blah blah" stuff.  I saw the "making of" video Apple posted and got the impression they could really churn them out.  Either that isn"t really happening or the machine is selling incredibly well, or both?

 

In any case, I am really looking forward to getting this Beast.  

 

Fingers crossed!

 

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post #75 of 109
On average it takes 4 to 6 weeks for delivery
So if you ordered it in December you should have it by now so contact Apple and find out what's going on , There is a shortage of parts I believe
post #76 of 109

Had my new Mac Pro for a week now and I love it so much here's a little video of me unboxing it

 

http://youtu.be/24E1es5um-0

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Originally Posted by 34skyline View Post
 

Had my new Mac Pro for a week now and I love it so much here's a little video of me unboxing it

 

 

When did you order?

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #78 of 109
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Originally Posted by comley View Post

On average it takes 4 to 6 weeks for delivery
So if you ordered it in December you should have it by now so contact Apple and find out what's going on , There is a shortage of parts I believe

 

 

I'm at 8 weeks...  Ordered Jan 16.


Edited by Bergermeister - 3/12/14 at 10:25am

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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post #79 of 109

Sniping the prices list here I found the MacPro 6C 3.5GHz/16GB/1TB/D500 in stock at MacMall Tues and it's now sitting on my desk quietly humming through my FCPx rendering like a champ.

 

Looks like they exacto-knifed a previous shipping label off the box, so I wanted to say thank you to whoever canceled their order :)

post #80 of 109

The waiting for the nMP thread on another site is getting very long.  Finally, people who ordered around the time I did are getting theirs, so with any luck my wait will be over soon.

 

Fortunately this will be my last machine for a couple of years so I won't have to go through this again (waited forever last year for an iMac).

 

Every now and then I peek art Apple's MP page, where they say things like:  "What's truly radical is what you can do with it... we can't wait to see what you create with it."

 

Yeah, if you ever get one.

 

Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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Your = the possessive of you, as in, "Your name is Tom, right?" or "What is your name?"

 

You're = a contraction of YOU + ARE as in, "You are right" --> "You're right."

 

 

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