Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Nov 2016 18:22 UTC
Apple

Vlad Savov, the tech reporter with the most awesome name in the industry, hits some nails on their heads:

Many of us have been talking our way around this issue for the past week without directly confronting it, so I feel like now's as good a time to address it as any: Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops are not designed for professional use.

This should come as no surprise to those who've long perceived the Mac platform as inward-looking, limited in compatibility, and generally worse value for money than comparable Windows alternatives. Pros are smart with their tools and their money, after all. But the change with Apple's 2016 generation of MacBook Pros is that those downsides have been amped up - more expensive and less compatible than ever before - to an extreme that exposes the fallacy of the continued use of the Pro moniker. These are Apple's premium laptops, its deluxe devices, but not in any meaningful way computers tailored for the pros. A MacBook Pro is now simply what you buy if you're in the Apple ecosystem and have a higher budget and expectations than the MacBook can fulfill.

Basically exactly what I said last week.

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RE: Scandolous
by rubberneck on Mon 7th Nov 2016 19:50 UTC in reply to "Scandolous "
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Tim Cook sees our future on giant iPad Pro's. This macbook "pro" will help us through for 5-7 years with occasional bumps. I think the macbook/imac lines as we know it will be killed off several years.

The evidence is playgrounds being launched on the iPad.

Really, is it scandal or evolution? Anyhow, as for pricing/ports. Apple has always been greedy and always looked to the future.

Edited 2016-11-07 19:51 UTC

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