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Vanilla Dry Ice:
This article should've been written in 2014. I mean, people are discovering this shit now?

Apple products have trended towards populism, not professionals. Your grandma will use a MacBook Pro; your local professional video editor, now, will not.
8:58 pm — Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Hollywoodland:
Pretty sure I brought this up before in the comments - editing firms all around town are pretty much exclusively on Windows at this point, or using highly-specialized Mac setups (Hacktinosh, 5,1 with modded GPUs, 6,1 with eGPU). People don't care what system runs their tools, only that their tools work well. Apple isn't cutting it anymore.

The article doesn't state this specifically, but throughout all this time that Apple has continually shafted pro users, NVIDIA has continued quietly pumping out driver support for all their modern (supposedly unsupported) GPUs. This came to a halt after the 980 Ti for reasons unknown, but NVIDIA's CEO responded directly to requests about the lack of 1080 drivers for Sierra, saying he wished he could do more, but he can't until Apple chooses to work with him.

This is 100% Apple's fault.
9:00 pm — Wednesday, 22 February 2017
anonymous:
Excellent insight and comments from Gruber.

He can run his shitty blog from a 5 year old ipad. Why am I not surprised he has nothing to say here.
9:34 pm — Wednesday, 22 February 2017
To Be Fair:
>He can run his shitty blog from a 5 year old ipad. Why am I not surprised he has nothing to say here.

Yeah, he makes a lot more money than most video professionals, without the overhead costs of expensive hardware and software. And he can do it working only 4 hours a week.

What an idiot!
9:59 pm — Wednesday, 22 February 2017
jimothy:
This never would have happened if Steve Jobs were still alive.
10:27 pm — Wednesday, 22 February 2017
toolshed:
I know the author is talking about a machine that you can slot whatever GPU hardware in you want, but statements like "Apple hasn’t built a PCIe-based system in many years now" make me cringe. The iPhones and iPads have been PCIe based since 2014, and of course all the macs are. Pretty sure the ATV4 is too, and it wouldn't surprise me if the watch was.
11:30 pm — Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Even if there was no CPU improvements worth implementing, Apple should have at least upgraded the GPU. Absolutely no excuse for the state of the Mac Pro.
12:19 am — Thursday, 23 February 2017
anonymous:
When can we all agree that Tim Cook needs to go for the Mac to live?
12:29 am — Thursday, 23 February 2017
knowitall:
Knowing that your mac was used to cut the video for tv shows etc.. used to be a good marketing thing.

Now no one gives a shit. The "professional" moniker for Apple has always been a way of marketing macs against windows machines.

Who cares that an apple machine isnt involved in cutting the latest kim kardashian show? or some boring film short on vimeo?

I think video editors think theu are the only people on earth.. they are an ultra small minority. And if pc computer games werent such a big deal they'd have the same problem with gpu's on the pc as they do with gpu's on the mac.

At the end of the day, professional gear and consumer gear are not the same thing. What the mac complainers do is get into "prosumer mode" and buy gear that "looks" like it should be making them money. And get all emotional about it.

Grow up and make your money with the tools you need. Do you think chef's are crying because the knife they buy in Ikea is crap for their restaurant business???

damn..

12:23 pm — Thursday, 23 February 2017
John Rodham Gruber:
@To Be Tool

>What an idiot!

So... making a bunch of money makes him smart? You must be an idiot yourself.
9:15 am — Saturday, 25 February 2017
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