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Daring Hemorrhoid:
vaporware
1:15 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Mac Pro is Dead:
Make Phil Schiller CEO, he cares about the Mac.
1:21 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
"The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made "

Note the weasel words here. This IS true. But it ignores that its over a year old!

"If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that."

They've been so great that you've released a whole ZERO of them. We don't give a shit what you have on your roadmap. Fucking update your damn products.
1:28 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Mac Pro is Dead:
Something the size of the trash can Mac Pro. A beautiful desktop sculpture, but without *thinness* being a defining characteristic.

Top of the line i7 internals, updated yearly. Xeon option.

User replaceable RAM. 64GB+.

A single proprietary / fast SSD slot, if you insist. But an additional 2 or 3 Hard Drive slots with standard 2.5" drive bays.

I'm in love.
2:01 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Publius:
At this point Tim Cook can either release products or shut the fuck up.
3:54 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
Everything Tim speaks and says something empty, it further tarnishes Apple.
4:23 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
"We're making the new desktop models out of pure unobtanium, which is why it's taking so long to bring them to market."

- Tim Cook
6:28 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Daring Hemorrhoid:
"It always worked when Steve did it."
6:58 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
knowitall:
How many mac pro's would they actually sell if they did what the mac heads want?

I doubt it would be much. People complain that Jobs would be better but when has Jobs ever stuck with a product that isn't doing great numbers? Never.

He would be the first to stop making it. In fact if Jobs were alive I doubt you would have even got the last mac pro let alone a new one.

They don't even make the servers anymore. They just don't do high end computing like this because it's a commodity business and there is no value they can add to it.

Mac heads dont care about how silent or how small the mac pro is (where apple can add value). Its all about whether it has this years processor in it or can it use the latest graphics card. Things that Apple dont really control or cant really add value to it.

I think if your a high end demanding user, linux or windows is where you need to be. Apple isnt about this anymore.


10:13 am — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
>Make Phil Schiller CEO, he cares about the Mac.


No he doesn't. If he did, he wouldn't have released hat new piece of shit MBP.
12:10 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
>How many mac pro's would they actually sell if they did what the mac heads want?

I refuse to buy a desktop that has everything soldered on and is completely proprietary so nothing can be upgraded.

Fuck that.

I'll also never buy another Mac that doesn't have a beefy graphics card from Nvidia. I'm sick of shitty AMD crap.
12:12 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
Well, at least he's feeling some kind of pressure. He finally felt the need to comment. I wonder what pushed him over the edge?
5:07 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
ass:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/how-apple-alienated-mac-loyalists
5:09 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Adam:
I remember when Apple killed the Xserves and they said that they would have a replacement product coming out soon. Turns out it was a Mac Mini with an extra hard drive in place of the optical drive.
5:16 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
You fucking idiots, knowitall is right.

Macs are not even thought of as computers any more. They're consumer devices.

5:44 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
@ass

Can't wait for Gruber to comment on that one.
6:17 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
anonymous:
@ass

hey, that's the kind of inside info I used to come here for.
9:55 pm — Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Hairy Lime:
@ass,
Thanks for posting that.
1:22 am — Wednesday, 21 December 2016
transfer syntax:
Just give me something with the form factor of the old PowerMac G3. Remember that? Flips open easily to get at the innards, built like a tank but doesn't weigh like one. Add to that the ability to easily add additional drives and you've got the perfect desktop.
11:43 pm — Wednesday, 21 December 2016
jimothy:
@transfer syntax:

The G3 was a great design. I'd be very happy to see a modern take on it. I don't think it need to be as large, since I don't think PCI expansion slots are as important now. The 5.25" drive bay is also no longer needed.

But I'd love to see an aluminum—excuse me, aluminium—case with the same hinged door of the G3 tower to allow easy upgrades of RAM, HD/SSD, and, if I may dare to dream, processor and video card.

Wouldn't that be wonderful?
7:06 pm — Thursday, 22 December 2016
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