HP really engage with their workstation users and react to the market demands and they will be well aware how professionals who are constrained by hardware limitations feel about their tools. People have been making a lot of noise for 4 years now since the 2012 Mac Pro "update".
Apple is famous for being arrogant in this respect. They know what we want before we do. They know we don't want headphone jacks, for example. And anyone who doesn't know that they don't want a headphone jack had better learn fast, since no jack for you! Same with the Mac Pro. You just don't understand that you don't want the ability to swap in a Titan or something. Silly customer!It would be a good idea if this entire forum spams Tim Cook's Twitter so that he can finally ****ing listen.
I don't think they will. Their computer has been blamed form over functions for quite a few years already. They never care about that, but just make the computer smaller and smaller, run hotter and hotter.I'm happy to see H.P. put a little pressure on Apple.
Some poor, marginalized engineer or manager working on the tube at Apple (assuming anyone is!) might feel sad or be embarrassed or irritated by the comparison these days. But that will be the end of it short of H.P. misusing a trademark, etc.