Apple hardware execution issues?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by generati, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. generati macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    Looking at the Apple desktop and laptop hardware lines I have come to believe that there are some major problems with executing on hardware at Apple. In fact, it is so bad that I suspect that is what caused this: Senior VP of Hardware to Retire

    Apple basically has five computer lines:

    MacBook Pro
    Mac Air
    Mac Pro
    Mac Mini

    The Macbook Pro and Mac Airs have received more recent updates, but they were pretty modest as far as upgrades go.

    The desktop lines are unbelievably stale at this point:

    The Mac Pro hasn't been updated in a whopping 900 days. The iMac a shocking 518 days. And the Mac Mini a concern inducing 440 days.

    So what is to be read from this? Does apple just not care about the desktop market anymore? They have to care, their iOS products require OSX based development environments in order to create iOS apps. In other words their iOS eco-system can't exist with OSX.

    As a result the only conclusion I'm left with is that Apple is having trouble executing on new hardware designs for internal parts (such as motherboards.)
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    Every current Mac model can run Xcode. Some with limited RAM or disk space may have performance issues, but that's entirely due to the RAM or disk space limitations, not because the particular Mac model is incapable of running Xcode.

    You can read whatever you want into the model lineup, but "can't run Xcode" simply isn't in there.
  3. generati thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012
    My 3 year old top of the line Mac Book Pro doesn't run Xcode very well these days. And you're right, all the current models will run it fine (although I somewhat wonder if the Mac Pros are still doing so well considering they are running 3 year old architecture at this point.)
  4. generati thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2012

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