End User wrote:
Taking a step back, it looks like Apple remembered that they aren't a phone company
The Mac faithful started to complain in a major way. The good news is that Apple listened.
Mac faithful? The only ones left are the ones who got drunk off of the kool aid. The crowd that preferred Mac but you know, wanted regularly released hardware because time is money took a serious look else where. There are people who have stuck with the 2010 Mac Pro since it was introduced seven years ago
that are waiting for a real upgrade who still
won't be getting one this year.
I will say that the iMac Pro is a good step in the right direction other than its lack of upgradable GPU. Granted I suspect that Vega will be fast but will it remain competitive three or four years down the road? Sure, you an get an external GPU solution soon but that won't work with the 5K built-in screen. (Considering the snails pace on the CPU side of things of late, I would suspect that the iMac Pro will be doing alright in that time frame, especially if one were to opt for the 18 core chips.)
The problem for Apple is that cratered to the creative professionals but while they were asleep at the wheel, products like the Surface Studio have been released which has gotten a bit of a following now. Apple isn't in the position of just losing followers due to lack of update, they're in a spot where they have to actively to win them back.
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