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I love my iMac 5K, but it is not expandable at all, and extremely cumbersome to upgrade the whole machine.
Apple should be offering a base model of the Mac Pro for $2999 and a 27" 5K display for $999.
That is well within my budgetary range for a work Mac. And it would get me a lot more mileage than an of-the-shelf iMac will. I would be happy to put another $1000/year or so into the machine for upgrades for the next 5-10 years. So in 10 years, it would still be a beast with relatively modern components.
The actual product delivered from Apple is perfectly fine for some people. It is not overpriced for what it offers. Not even close. Unfortunately it offers too much for most Pros.
Sadly, I think this is the latest example of Apple's greedy pattern of pushing everyone toward spending more. They've had (some) success with delivering products that are way over what the market indicates they're willing to pay...and getting them to pay it anyway. Here they think they can convince (some) Pros to up their game, break their bank, and buy more than they need to get into expandability range.
Nomad has a newer version that includes Apple Watch charging: https://hellonomad.com/products/base-station-apple-watch?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhPfkBRD0ARIsAAcYycFsgN6y-qVPy8s45IOcY8l8K-zGQpOXwKVqtS6LWhGEZB5sWcJxATUaAo_YEALw_wcB
Ordered 2 of these of today.
curtis hannah said:We know these AirPods were originally supposed to come out in 2017 when airpower came out, so I don't think anything in the release of the new AirPods necessarily means imminent or even leads to the release of airpower. If anything this past week should decrease those odds as a lot of hardware was released and Airpower wasn't part of it.