Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 22:01 UTC
Apple John Siracusa: "On paper, the Mac Pro may no longer be a viable product, but it would be a mistake for Apple to abandon the concept that it embodies. Like the Power Mac before it, the Mac Pro was designed to be the most powerful personal computer Apple knows how to make. That goal should be maintained, even as the individual products that aim to achieve it evolve." I agree wholeheartedly. The Mac Pro - and the PowerMac before it - are amazing products, and I would be quite sad to see them go. They may not always lead the pack in performance, but when it comes to sheer engineering and interior design, they are among the very best. I have zero need for a Mac Pro, but to this day, I always take a few minutes to admire it whenever I pay a visit to my Apple retailer.
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Want upgradeability
by IndigoJo on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:50 UTC
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The Mac Pro never was a "halo" model - it was a Mac that came in a form factor that would be familiar to anyone from PC-land. he attraction of the Mac Pro should be easy upgradeability - it should be a Mac that you can fit things like memory, hard drives, graphics cards, etc as easily as to a PC. You can do that with even a relatively low-end PC; you have to pay thousands to get a Mac that can do that. There will be more demand for an average-spec Mac that has a bit more future-proofing than a Mac mini or iMac has, than for a "halo car" Mac.

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