Apple branded motherboards?

Jyby

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I was thinking about Apples next Mac Pro and thought it would be really cool if Apple designed ATX motherboards that officially supported Mac OS. Then we could design / build any ATX configuration we wanted...

Do you think Apple would do this? If thy didn’t want to give up full control of the computer I guess they’ll have to build their own case and everything gets expensive for us.
 

tsialex

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This is a crazy level of thinking beyond MP7,1 thread levels. :p

I think that even Woz would think that Apple producing motherboards to sell into the retail market is a crazy pants idea.

Btw, if in same alternate reality Apple is going to do this, an updated backplane/CPU tray combo designed to upgrade MP5,1 would be nice.
[doublepost=1551629430][/doublepost]That QUO-AOS motherboard still works nowadays?
 
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iGobbleoff

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Apple wants to be in the Appliance business. Seal off the whole product, if it breaks you have to buy a new one.
 

startergo

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This is a crazy level of thinking beyond MP7,1 thread levels. :p

I think that even Woz would think that Apple producing motherboards to sell into the retail market is a crazy pants idea.

Btw, if in same alternate reality Apple is going to do this, an updated backplane/CPU tray combo designed to upgrade MP5,1 would be nice.
[doublepost=1551629430][/doublepost]That QUO-AOS motherboard still works nowadays?
QUO is still working, but I haven't played with it running OSX for a long time. My son is using it, but in Windows.
 

ZStech

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I was thinking about Apples next Mac Pro and thought it would be really cool if Apple designed ATX motherboards that officially supported Mac OS. Then we could design / build any ATX configuration we wanted...

Do you think Apple would do this? If thy didn’t want to give up full control of the computer I guess they’ll have to build their own case and everything gets expensive for us.
That could be awesome but honestly - guys that are saying that Apple never do that are right. I don't think is reasonable for them - give us a posibility to buld something.
 

StellarVixen

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All that comes to my mind when I think about this is "software problems galore".


They have very time covering current Mac lineup, let alone this, which can be combined into bunch of different hardware configurations.