I think they lost their collective minds on that one. They probably figured most people wouldn't want the stand, then figured their typical margins into something with a low production run. I don't see much that improves the ergonomics or ability to adjust position. It's just a stand that's heft enough to support a very large display. While that may have taken some work, other firms have done the same thing.It certainly will be more money then the 15". Given how apple is asking a thousand dollars for a monitor stand I'm guessing the price will be very high
Value is different for every buyer. If the QA isn't there, then it isn't of value to me. I value reliability. I don't want to waste my time bringing in hardware to the Apple Store and losing the system for a day or week while it is repaired. A 17 inch screen would be very nice but there are a lot of Windows 17.3 inch 4K options out there if I only cared about the display.Too much, right now Apple seems intent on milking the Mac community for all it's worth while the going is good. The bigger question is will the new MBP actually be of value? As the current one most certainly isn't. Right design, right spec price wont be an issue to professional's, equally another four years of garbage, who will care barring the college kids that want be seen a Kool...
These specs on a 15” come to 4149.00If it effectively slots into the lineup as a third stock tier 15" model, then you're probably talking:
The current model equipped with those specs is $3,449+ and I can't imagine it's going to be cheaper, so I am guessing it will start from $3,499. Of course at this point there are still a lot of unknowns, it could be a new design to debut the ARM transition, it could be an iMac Pro made mobile (mobile Xeon, ECC memory, enterprise grade storage, etc) - the latter would probably mean a starting price of $3,999 or even $4,999.
- i9 processor
- Vega 16 or even 20
- 1TB SSD
I agree with the tone of your post, as I read it, but I do feel like my 15" was worth the money for me.Too much, right now Apple seems intent on milking the Mac community for all it's worth while the going is good. The bigger question is will the new MBP actually be of value? As the current one most certainly isn't. Right design, right spec price wont be an issue to professional's, equally another four years of garbage, who will care barring the college kids that want be seen a Kool...
I'm basing that on upgrading the graphics (to Vega 16) and the SSD to 1TB on the upgraded model as a minimum spec. This gives them room to charge even more for the better i9, Vega 20, 32GB and higher storage tiers while keeping the price from being too stratospheric. They might make it an even higher spec minimum for even more, but the way Apple prices things tends to be that the next step up is really tempting - so they will probably want to keep it starting from a price that you'd be eyeing it up if you're considering one of the current 15s.These specs on a 15” come to 4149.00
Yep. It’ll finally be the suitable successor to the 17” Supermonster MacBook Pro, but it will cost the same price. ...adjusted for inflation. Sometimes I forget how expensive things actually were in years past.Yeah who knows it could very well be like the IMac Pro that costs a bunch. Like a super heavy duty device that starts at 5000. Who knows.
Nah, apple prices never go down.My bet: the 16" will replace the 15" MBP with higher-end GPU and will have the same starting price (around $3,049.00). It will come with a i9 Coffee Lake R and an AMD Navi GPU + HBM2/3. Next year or soon thereafter the 15" will be then discontinued and the prices will go down to what the 15" costs now.