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

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[5]: Scandolous
by rubberneck on Mon 7th Nov 2016 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Scandolous "
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The Mac is profitable, and iOS even more so by being locked down. If you start allowing development on iOS, it will be unlocked, and opened to all sorts of third party competition, without the highly profitable Apple 30% on everything tax.

And then there's the problem of developing on iOS.

Explain technically how it will be unlocked by being developed on iOS. Better have a good explanation cause I do this for a living.

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RE[6]: Scandolous
by No it isnt on Tue 8th Nov 2016 06:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Scandolous "
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Because anyone with a developer iOS device could run a ports system (or portage).

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