Call to remove "Buy Now" recommendation from Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Anathem, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Anathem macrumors newbie

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    If you agree, simply reply to this thread.

    For those who have missed the news, the Mac Pro has just been "updated" with virtually identical specs—including no Thunderbolt—to the 2 year old version.

    Is the policy at MacRumors simply "if ANY spec at all is bumped up, it gets a "buy now"?

    (If iMac were to have an update that consisted of the old model, plus an extra key on the keyboard, would that suffice?)
     
  2. Jst0rm macrumors regular

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    I agree. the uninformed buyer will be taken advantage of. Mac Rumors should stand with the consumer.
     
  3. Torster macrumors member

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    Do not buy now. Apple needs to know that pro's want more than speed bumps.

    No USB 3? No Thunderbolt? No money from me...

    TL
     
  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Completely agreed. The mac rumours guide should be updated immediately.
     
  5. Sebastian85 macrumors newbie

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    Seconded.

    Shouldn't have been updated in the first place.
     
  6. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Agree. Apple does not deserve Macrumors helping to deceive the public on buying advice. Can we create a boycott button?
     
  7. SvK macrumors 6502

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    that being said the 12core is now 1200bucks less.
     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The 2.66GHz is the same price, so it's not really 1200 less they just released the Mac Pro with a less powerful 2.4GHz processor.
     
  9. Smartie macrumors regular

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    A sad day for Apple. They just lost confidence with many of their long loved con/prosumers
     
  10. Jst0rm macrumors regular

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    It will be interesting to see if macrumors is in the pocket of apple. If they dont change the recommendation then I will assume they are in collusion with apple for certain kicks and it will bring the integrity of the site into question for me.
     
  11. aibo macrumors 6502

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    Agreed -- "buy now" on a computer with unchanged specs including a 3 year-old, discontinued graphics card is misleading consumers.
     
  12. Simplicated, Jun 11, 2012
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    Change the status of Mac Pro in Buyer's Guide?

    Hereby I request that the owners or authors of MacRumors list the Mac Pro as a product that prospective buyers should not consider purchasing in the Buyer's Guide.

    A true update with new technologies built-in has been long overdue, but this update is an insult to the professionals who have long been hoping for a new Mac Pro that allows them to run resource-intensive applications.

    Unlike the minor update happened with late-2011 MacBook Pros, which a Buy Now was justifiable since the latest generation of computer technology then was included, this proclaimed new Mac Pro sports hardware two generations behind, making a purchase not only unfeasible but moronic.

    While it is true that the Buyer's Guide is intended to give instant update whenever a product updates, classifying this Mac Pro as a refresh is far-fetched. It also fails to accomplish the Guide's mission to help prospective buyers with deciding when to purchase the products so that they don't get outdated hardware soon.

    Therefore I demand that the Mac Pro continue to be listed as an unfeasible purchase option as this is not a real update. Thank you.

    Edit/Note: This was originally a thread on this forum and a mod has helped me combined the threads. Thanks!
     
  13. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    no, a $3,499 Mac Pro that used $400 2.4GHz 4-core processors is now using $551 2.4GHz 6-core processors and costs $300 more.
     
  14. ugru macrumors 6502

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    Seconded...

    Change it in: "Build a Hackintosh"
     
  15. tony3d macrumors 6502

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  16. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    You're in a minority of 1 there mate.
     
  17. bottleneck macrumors member

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    It's a rip off ... Fall AAPL Fall
     
  18. teohyc macrumors regular

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    We have no duty to support Apple.
     
  19. Bubba Satori Suspended

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  20. Topper macrumors 65816

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    OMG! Yet another slap in the face, this time by MacRumors.
     
  21. randy771 macrumors newbie

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  22. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    Stand by the consumer. Remove and put a link to the send apple feedback page
     
  23. xav8tor macrumors 6502a

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    A DUTY to support Apple? As a business owner using a workstation to make a profit, I have a duties, but blind allegiance to a vendor isn't on the list. I tried buying 100% into the Apple ecosystem and love their consumer products. However, I am tired of watching desktop technology accelerate while the Mac Pro stagnates.
     
  24. relbbircs macrumors regular

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  25. mntpng macrumors newbie

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    Please remove it immediately. This so called "update" is an insult.
     

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