Originally Posted by bloggerblog
The thing is, this event was for Apple's fans, the ones who supported Apple through thick and thin, it was an event where all Mac users from all over the world can meet in large numbers.
It was the only place left where an Apple fan could delve in everything Apple and get away from the everything Microsoft. It's a nerd's heaven, and it's only once a year, the keynote speech was like the colosseum's main event.
The end of this event will put a big damper on Apple's fans. It's like a music band that will continue to make music, but ends all their tours.
Well at least now you can view how PRO users, myself included, feel in that Apple has SHUT US OUT. With the Macbook being able to RUN MOTION in the first year of Macbooks (no games though), Apple switched to a slower moving GMA Intel graphic. The only people it affected were those that used PRO apps on it as it did not affect anything other than OPEN_GL.
Then Apple releases a DECENT GPU (latest Macbook), but removes firewire, hurting not only the PRO user but thousands upon thousands of Musicians, mom and pop CAM CORDER users, and anyone that USED target disk mode for trouble shooting.
In addition, with the Apple Theater going from LOGIC, Final Cut, Motion classes to "how to send an email attachment" or hand book #2, "how to make a movie, or using iPhoto", I say, "welcome to the club"
- Apple has finally stuck it to not only the Pro's, the musicians, the mom and pops, the I.T. with Target disk, but now also all the fan boys. Welcome indeed.
Stupid move. Hope Jobs is okay but when he does leave the helm, I think we will start to see much more competitve pricing, newer machines coming out with newer intel chips, and maybe 3rd party hardware companies and the OS released on other machines (if there turns out to be no mid range, and low range product), but personally feel that iTunes will start to record video, ala DVR, the Apple TV will go away and we will see better products as a much reduced rate. As high as 1/3, to 40% lower yet powerful machines, making the statement that owning a mac is no longer a cost issue.
Only problem is that the CREATIVE people will lose if Apple doesn't start to focus on them again. Like the fan boys (and girls), the PRO users, and creatives are the one's who made apple who they are. It was the iPod and iPhone that gave them the $$$ to gain steam but since then, most of the focus has been on consumer products and standards yet with a high price point. Time for all things to become equal.