Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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To me the comparison of one black cylinder to another one, isn't an especially funny joke.

The black cylindrical shape that you associate today with a trash can, you will associate with the Mac Pro in about 2 seconds - companies know this.

Nintendo Wii sounds like something dirty - until 2 seconds later. iPad sounds like Maxipad, until 2 seconds later.

The look of the Mac Pro is great, and nobody will find it humorous, in about 2 seconds, (edit: the one exception to this rule is the old Atari Jaguar with CD expansion, which will forever look like a toilet)

Honestly there is no need to even address this subject, just wait 2 seconds... I only address it anyway, because of my need to forever run my fingers across my keyboard.

Now - on the other subject of the would-be Mac Pro purchasers being buried in a see of external expansion cables - no.

I will hook up exactly 0 external expansion. The device has an internal PCIe based flash storage, it has wifi, it has 2, count them 2, high end graphics cards - and we live in a cloud world.

My machine will have exactly no peripherals attached to it. And no smart-puppy I'm not even going to attach a monitor. Ok, you caught me, I'll hook up a monitor. If that counts, then 1 peripheral will be attached - goodness knows how I'll keep it attached and powered on ;)

But some of you have a high end video camera that will need to attach to download your video captures. Some of you have high end audio equipment - as you have since the beginning of time, you'll attach that to your computer.

There are just a handful of internally installed components that may now be external - and for only a handful of customers, and if that internal component is really a hard drive, may I suggest just using a wireless NAS - or something to solve your cable-phobia.

LOVE IT APPLE. I just wish you weren't going to soak me for so much freakin money....I was actually thankful for only having to shell out a few buck for an iPad last year - but no - the respite was short lived.

Edited 2013-06-13 05:15 UTC

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