Let’s say you went to the beach or a park, and there half buried in the sand (or, the weeds) was an oddly shaped lamp which was crusty, came with a handle, maybe even some odd writing on the sides. What would you do?
Rub it three times, right? Let’s say that the lamp had a genie inside and when you rubbed it, the genie came out and promised to give you any new Mac you wanted. Which Mac would you ask the genie to give you?
Not. This. Year.
For what it’s worth, Mac customers have been waiting for a new Mac Pro almost since the last Mac Pro shipped and Apple decided not to bother with upgrades for half a decade. The cheesegrater Mac Pro’s successor was a dud. Beautiful? Yes. Practical? No. Expensive? Not as much as you might think, relative to the price of the Mac you would wish for if the genie asked.
The Mac Pro.
Apple promised the Mac Pro, the 21st-century cheesegrater Mac you know you want, will ship this year. Specifically, Apple says “Mac Pro Coming This Fall.” Coming where?
With a $5,999 starting price it is a highly sophisticated super-computer that’s going to sell in thousands at the highest end of the industry (and to the world’s wealthiest Apple fans).
That’s $12,000 if you get the matching display and stand. That minimalist price tag automatically limits the number of Mac customers available for Mac Pro, but time in 2019 years is running out.
To paraphrase the Soup Nazi:
No Mac for you!
Jonny Evans agrees:
Mac Pro isn’t the computer for the rest of us… The majority of Apple’s Mac customers won’t need the power and won’t be able to justify the investment in these new computers… The people who do need such power will pay for it, but I don’t imagine most of them will be picking these things up as holiday season gifts.
No Mac Pro for you?
That’s because the great unwashed masses of Mac customers do not need a Mac Pro, cannot afford a Mac Pro, don’t have a good reason to use a Mac Pro, therefore, won’t be among those that order a Mac Pro.
No Mac Pro for you!
So, if I found that ancient lamp lying along the beach (or, tucked into the weeds somewhere), picked it up, rubbed it a few times, and a genie came out and asked me what Mac I wanted as my wish, I would still choose a Mac Pro.
Why? It would be fun to use for a while; you know– bragging rights. And, I’m sure I could sell it at a hefty discount, still buy a fully tricked out iMac Pro, and pocket plenty of extra cash.
The line might be long, though, so the genie might struggle to make my Mac Pro appear out of the midst, on demand.