GOODBYE, APPLE.

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aaronhead14

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Apple, you've proven that you have zero respect for the professional filmmaking community. We would have NEEDED a new Mac Pro tower if you really expected us to stay with you. Good riddance.
 
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Morpheo

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I was pretty shocked there wasn't even ONE new desktop announced today.
I'm think I'm actually more disappointed that there was no mention whatsoever of the iMac, Mini, or even the other MacBooks, let alone the Mac Pro.

The new MBP with its toolbar is imo a great new feature, with much more potential than these lame emojis - once the major players update their apps and toolboxes accordingly.

But...nothing about the rest of the line? Really? :(
 

fastlanephil

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I was pretty shocked there wasn't even ONE new desktop announced today.

There's still the Macworld source claiming new Mac Pros in November, but I wouldn't blame anyone for not waiting. I myself am proceeding with the assumption nothing worthwhile is coming and stepping up my efforts of researching a transition to Linux.
That was Macworld UK. They seem to be more into the rumor thing.
 

h9826790

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I was pretty shocked there wasn't even ONE new desktop announced today.

There's still the Macworld source claiming new Mac Pros in November, but I wouldn't blame anyone for not waiting. I myself am proceeding with the assumption nothing worthwhile is coming and stepping up my efforts of researching a transition to Linux.
Looks like this is how Apple "convert" the Macbook Pro to a MP 7,1.

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You've proven that you have zero respect for the professional filmmaking community. We would have NEEDED a new Mac Pro tower if you really expected us to stay with you. Good riddance.
Of course, it's not JUST the filmmakers that feel the pain.

Don't get me wrong, Touch Bar is a nice gimmick, something that Apple could/should have done years ago. Can I become more productive with it than a 5 euro mouse ? HELL NO, no matter how much Apple (and the whole industry as well) try to limit and worsen the UI and professional apps' functionality.

Same with ANY laptop display vs my multiple 30" inch displays, ANY laptop keyboard vs my trusty wired USB 2.0 keyboard with real function keys and scissor-like mechanism, ANY trackpad over mouse, ANY WiFI connection over ethernet, any laptop GPU over desktop ones, ANY soldered <=16GB RAM chip over DIMMs, etc.

What I need from a laptop is portability and battery when I carry it in a long journey, the few times I want something better than an iPad while at bed/sofa, and a couple of standard ports when I am at work giving a presentation and communicating/exchanging info with others or at parents'/friends' home trying to fix an old computer.

For ALL other cases, I'd rather use a desktop. For hundreds of reasons. And no, iMac is not good enough for me either.
 

Morpheo

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I'm so tired of these keynotes that put the emphasis on what we can "share" with our friends and our families. I don't give a ****. I don't know what else to say, I guess I'm slightly pissed right now:rolleyes:. Is it really that hard to release new PRO desktops every few years when you have 200 billion in the bank?
 

dasx

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Looks like this is how Apple "convert" the Macbook Pro to a MP 7,1.

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Oh my god... is this a joke? They're laughing at us.
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I'm so tired of these keynotes that put the emphasis on what we can "share" with our friends and our families. I don't know what else to say, I guess I'm slightly pissed. Is it really that hard to release new PRO desktops every few years when you have 200 billion in the bank?
It is hard, if you wanna keep the highest profit. Why invest in something that won't cover costs? They just want more money, spending in new hardware for the Mac Pro means assuming losses on the not-sold hardware they already have. Not acceptable. Other products, like iPhones, are different. They sell soooo much that a little loss is greatly covered by the gains of a new "generation". But the Mac Pro... No sir.

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kennyman

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Looks like this is how Apple "convert" the Macbook Pro to a MP 7,1.

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Yep, and Phil is trying to persuade us that this is the new workstation that we need right now.

Let`s see:

2.9 Ghz Quad Core, Intel i7 6920 HQ, Turbo to 3.8 Ghz
1TB Pcie SSD, probably Samsung 960 PRO 1TB, R 3500 MB/s and W 2100 MB/s, PCIe 3.0 x4
16 GB of LPDDR3 (yes DDR3 in 2016), and that is the max
Radeon Pro 455 with 4GB of GDDR5 (probably clocked around 750/800 MHz)

Total USD 3,499 (and that`s excluding all the 5-10 Thunderbolt 3 to USB3/Ethernet/HDMI adapters that you need)

I do not know how good Polaris GPUs are, I would not be surprise if there is massive GPU throttling or overheating with that thin design.

My company is definitely moving away from Apple, only 35% of the company workforce is still on iMac and cMP 2010/2012. I think it is time for me to move on, and invest into getting a nice HP machine with W10. I have been using W10 for 6 months now on my MBA, it is not that bad after a few tweaking here and there, better than the Emoji-ful OS:/
 

shaunp

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Looks like this is how Apple "convert" the Macbook Pro to a MP 7,1.

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And when that thermal paste dries up on the GPU is starts screaming like a bitch like every other MBP I've ever used with multiple monitors attached. Then you get a 'Genius' saying they can't recreate the problem, and when you ask if they plugged it in to an external display they so 'no', and there's nothing else to be done, case closed.

Apple, laptops don't scale. They are compromised in terms of performance because of the need for portability.
 
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