Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 22:23 UTC
Apple Marco Arment: "After two years, the Mac Pro was 'updated' today, sort of: now we can choose slightly faster two-year-old CPUs at the top end, and the other two-year-old CPU options are cheaper now. That's about it. No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt. They're even shipping the same two-year-old graphics cards. Same motherboard, slightly different CPU options from 2010. That's it. The message is clear: Apple doesn't give a shit about the Mac Pro." Paint, red, scout, girl.
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RE: But why?
by CapEnt on Mon 11th Jun 2012 23:20 UTC in reply to "But why? "
CapEnt
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This is just another chapter in the Apple's war against general purpose computers. They will slowly kill their old "desktop" product line, and OSX, in favor of iOS and more restricted hardware.

Apple knows all too well that their tablets will soon become a competition against their own laptops as ARM processors get more powerful. And they don't want keep competing product lines.

The dead blow in Apple's old product line will be when they address the problem of how to productively develop software on a tablet while keeping all restrictions of that platform for the end users.

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