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piece of kit:
Really stuck his neck out with this one.
11:35 pm — Sunday, 6 November 2016
Tim Cooked:
Well Said
12:02 am — Monday, 7 November 2016
anonymous:
Why not just cram the Mac Pro internals into an iMac?
12:42 am — Monday, 7 November 2016
anonymous:
Mac is dead.

RIP Mac.

“I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” – Tim Cook, talking about the iPad Pro
1:10 am — Monday, 7 November 2016
To Be Fair:
>Why not just cram the Mac Pro internals into an iMac?

Because it wouldn't work?
1:50 am — Monday, 7 November 2016
what in tarnation:
I finally got a 5,1 and stuffed it with 12TB of storage and two GeForce cards because it was cheaper than a 5k iMac and did more.

Now I'm cruising with a 32GB of RAM so I can use TextEdit, Mail, Safari, and that known memory-hog Calculator on my 12-core (well, 6 core + HT) beast of burden. And it still only cost half as much as the cheapest 5k iMac.
5:38 am — Monday, 7 November 2016
anonymous:
should be titled:

"mac without the pros of the world"
3:02 pm — Monday, 7 November 2016
jimothy:
My hope—for whatever little it's worth—is that Apple will kill the Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac mini, and replace them all with an expandable and upgradable desktop computer, to be used with an external monitor.

It would be larger than the Mac mini, smaller than the Mac Pro (at least smaller than the pre-trash can Mac Pro). RAM, processor, storage, and video card would all be easily accessible and upgradable, but no other internal expansion would be offered.

A single desktop could cover the range from the Mac mini to the Mac Pro, by offering a variety of processors, RAM, storage (HDD, SSD, hybrid), and video cards.

Do I expect to see such a desktop? No, not really. Apple is too focused on form over function lately, and true upgradeability has not been an Apple priority in a long time, if it ever was.

But the acknowledgement they're out of the display business gives me some reason to believe the iMac may not stick around, and it would need some replacement. Meanwhile, the Mac mini and Mac Pro have been neglected, so it's not unreasonable to think Apple might give them the axe, too.

It's a reasonable thing to do. Which is why Apple probably won't do it.
4:17 pm — Monday, 7 November 2016
jimothy:
P.S. Seriously, f*** that logo.
4:18 pm — Monday, 7 November 2016
what in tarnation:
We need a MacBook Pro Duo!

Slap your MBPD into your dock and you get access to as much ram, storage, and connectivity you want!

It's ultrafast memory extender bus allows web developer hipsters to enjoy the benefits of 128GB of ram while still fitting inside the average person's rectum. It's multiplicity of connectivity options means that you can access your 84TB of storage any way you want: wired, wireless, optical fiber, or pigeon.

Jerk off to pr0n while simultaneously doing a build, verifying your site's functionality via selenium, running 52 bitcoin miners, and operating a small phone company using an asterisk VM. All while slugging down your latte at your local barista hangout.

The MacBook Pro Duo - vintage, authentic, honest. Like you.
4:44 pm — Monday, 7 November 2016
Fake Tim Cook:
Apple got out of the display business because it has become a commodity business to which Apple could add little value.

Personally, I think would love to see Apple revamp the Mac mini and the Mac Pro. Whatever design they choose, the import thing is that it gets spec bumped on a regular basis. This 3 years without a meaningful upgrade is unacceptable.

I would also like to see the iMac range extended with smaller options. I think there is still a place, especially in the enterprise world for a 17" iMac.
7:21 pm — Monday, 7 November 2016
enough already:
fuck marco
2:36 am — Tuesday, 8 November 2016
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