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No one needs a "server grade iMac" What does that even mean besides the XEON? A 4 core Xeon would be a waste of everybodys money. No one needs ECC Ram. Not even in a Workstation. If they want to build an iMac for Pro Users they need to put in an i7-6950X with 10 cores, the option for 128GB of Ram and a discrete Nvidia Desktop grade GPU. If Razer can acomplish to put a full gtx 1080 in a Laptop I am sure Apple can put one into an iMac who is attached to power non stop and doesn't need to be as thin as a Macbook.
apple is taking so long with this that it’s hard to imagine what they’re doing.
ChrisCarneval said:apple is taking so long with this that it’s hard to imagine what they’re doing.
that doesn’t mean that they won’t made their own plug-in modules, assuming that all the speculation about modules is correct. But if a third party wants to make them too, I don’t see Apple attempting to prevent it. They could ease the development, by publishing the hardware and software specs. Otherwise, third parties will have to do their own R&D about how to accomplish it. But that’s allowed, by law, if a company wants to expend the effort.
we see the same thing in the camera industry. Some camera manufacturers publish the specs for the mechanical and electronic portions of their mount (Sony), while others don’t (Canon), and yet others try to keep it a secret (Nikon). Yet, third party lines for all three platforms are available.
If companies think there’s a viable market, they will do it. The question is whether the market for a new Mac Pro would be big enough these days. I hope it will be. But only if Apple does it right, and shows that they will properly support it over time with regular upgrades, unlike what they’ve been doing with the trash can model.you missunderstood mewith "their custom made parts" I didn't mean only Apple stuff but also third party addons etc.
this is what I think they are doing..building a proprietary interface for things that are already available in the standard pc world, or on the old cheesgrater for that matter..then coming up with a fancy name for it and telling everyone the reason you did it is because they are superior/faster/more reliable than anything else on the planet and not because you want to lock your customers inif I sound bitter it's because I was hoping for an apple workstation suitable for 3D, VFX and simulation workloads since before they did the trashcan, which if you tried to sim or render heavy stuff would choke on it's thermals and don't even get me started on the gpus in those...now gpu rendering is the shit, threadripper is disrupting the intel dominated CPU world and everyone in my industry is abandoning apple because their lack of any supporti was forced to switch to a HP windows workstation and this new mac pro is my last hope to get back to where the grass used to be really green