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sirdir said:Well I guess Cook thinks he makes more money with iPhones. But one thing is true: The less products I can get from Apple, the easier it will be to switch altogether. Windows isn't as bad as it used to be, Android isn't as bad as it used to be... And Apple is on a dangerous way.
Look, cables are a low-margin business too, but you HAVE to sell them. Maybe a router isn't the same level as "have to", but it doesn't seem that far away from it either.
Apple almost died once because they got hyper focused on money. No lesson learned, apparently.
jasenj1 said:The problem is, from a business/economics standpoint they are. The market for googaws like the iPhone & iWatch are orders of magnitude larger than the professional workstation market. The home & prosumer markets also dwarf the truly high-end professional market.
maciekskontakt said:Just remember Mac Pro is for publishing and videomakers who require much more power than you can squeeze into Macbook
But we are also all aware that there are lots of potential customers looking for high-end machines that are not publishing or producing video. People like statisticians, scientists, developers and outright power users.
Given that the list of changes need to make the machine suitable for all of these roles has no effect on its suitability for the two markets you mention, that it isn't more widely applicable is a crying shame. It's not like putting a second SSD slot in there, or adding a couple of USBs to the front, would somehow make it less suitable for video use.