Originally Posted by G-News
That's probably also what Newell had in mind when he said the Mac could own a lot more gaming marketshare, than it does today, if only Apple (read Steve) wanted to.
Exactly. Steve doesn't think you should be gaming on a Mac. Steve doesn't want you to play games on a Mac, except for the pre-installed chess game I suppose.
Steve wants you busy "creating" things, like making movies suitable for YouTube with iMovie 08, or trying to figure out how the move to iPhoto 08 screwed up all of your pictures - so you can unscrew them and upload them to the .Mac service he wants you to have, and syncing them to the iPhone and iPod touch he thinks you should buy. See, you have no time to game!
Video cards have always been a sore spot on Macs, and always will until it starts to hurt Apple's bottom line when people stop buying. But that's unlikely to happen. Besides, Steve is busy with iPhones and iPods and gadgets to be concerned with the vocal minority who want substantial graphics card options in their Macs.
I myself am holding out on throwing $2500+ at Apple for a Mac Pro
until they 1)
update the hardware 2)
offer value for my money ($323 for a 500 gig hard drive is not
value, more like being impaled) and 3)
update the friggin' graphics cards!!! I'm not paying Steve $400.00 for a two year old, under-performing, heat-plagued, and outclassed Radeon x1900xt that ATI themselves EOL'd nine months ago!! (Apple contracts Foxconn to make them
). That card is three generations behind.
With the move to Intel architecture and the inception of BootCamp, Apple should have seen the demand for gaming on the Mac coming a mile away. Unfortunately, Steve's priority became the iPhone and multi-touch. Leopard suffered, the Mac Pro continues to suffer, the iMac suffers (poor, poor choice of cards), and both the Mini and the Macbook suffer.