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davidmalcolm said:I wonder whether or not we’ll see Apple get back into the server business. Either way I think they’ll release a version of the Mac mini (hopefully with a silver option) that destroys Intel’s NUC line and allows early adopters to dip their toes in without ponying you for the expensive machines (like they did when they went Intel) then I suspect the MacBook line will follow, either with the Air or the Air and the Pro. Then the iMac, and then the Mac Pro and iMac Pro (assuming the iMac Pro continues to be a line.)
Apple has a very small marketshare compared to Intel's windows and servers business. Intel will do just fine, what Apple needs is more efficient processors and not the same design philosophy with Intel which keeps pushing out CPUs that are meant for higher workloads. Intel's CPU designs doesn't match with Apple's devices.
I bought the earlier kits, unfortunately it was basically a 1st gen RPi and the performance was just so slow. The documentation on it was really weak. The hardware is easy to put together but the software install was super slow I could've installed Windows 10 or macOS twice before the package was complete.
I ended up building a separate RPi gen 3 box for the kids to play with but they are already spoiled by iPad.