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[3]: But why?
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But why? "
zima
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And you're still falling for small print... it's easy to have best selling laptops (within PR-delineated area of interest) when you count all variants under one or few; what with other manufacturers are different models...

Mac OS X for said computers which is updated far more often and at a much lower cost them the only other consumer grade OS - Microsoft Windows. Apple just announced that $20 will get you an upgrade for as many machines as you own.
But hey, why bother with the facts and shit, right? Let's just go with FUD to play to the peanut gallery.

And how conveniently you steer clear of some nice thing about Windows, like that you need less to update: a major release (or sometimes even two) previous to current one, and all is still perfectly fine - with that OS just minimally upping in the first place the price of inexpensive machine, whole (lower) costs you just ignore (of course Apple can lure you with that PR of low license price, they get their larger cut somewhere else - you yourself often gloat that Apple has decisively highest profit margins, that they rip you off better, but seemingly you can;t connect the dots when this could end up uncomfortably)

With OSX, devs quickly jump on requiring latest releases for no good reason, despite much smaller changes; Apple abandons them quicker, too.

All for a system with worse support - if you want to do many things, you still have to get that Win license.

Could you be... twisting facts to suit you, to sound nicer?

Edited 2012-06-19 00:18 UTC

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