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[6]: But why?
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: But why? "
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I think the people for which the retina MacBook is intended have loads of money. They're most likely photo and video professionals.

The only thing your buying is the display, it's just a ordinary MacBook Pro otherwise.

It's the same as with the first MacBook Air. IIRC it was even more expensive and the only thing you would buy was less weight and less size. The only people that would tend to buy it were people who fly a lot, meaning they probably had money too.

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RE[7]: But why?
by plague on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:12 in reply to "RE[6]: But why? "
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

Yea, although that won't stop my annoying collegue from going on and on how "Apple innovated again! PC's suck!", etc.. ;)

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RE[8]: But why?
by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 17:18 in reply to "RE[7]: But why? "
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I often think work would be more fun and nicer if you didn't have any co-workers.

For example I do system administration and my work would be great without users! I could redesign the entire system without people complaining or nor understanding stuff.

Yesterday I had one who claimed that all her files were gone. She was trying to open an Excel file using Word. It's great story swapping ammunition with other IT people, but when it happens it's very annoying!

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