Speculative ideas about imac, mini, Mac Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by m0nkeyb0y, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. m0nkeyb0y macrumors member

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    With all the hardware that is supposed to be coming, what if it's not as much as we think? For example, iMac pro is discontinued, and the design becomes the new "redesigned" iMac.

    The new Mini is practically limitlessly expandable with different external plug-in boxes, like eGPU, and the mini is actually the (ta da!) Mac Pro. Buy a basic model and don't add anything, or expand as much as you like

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    They are not going to discontinue the iMac Pro tomorrow. It hasn't even been out for 1 year.

    iMac Pro is an interm product for when the Mac Pro ships(probably late next year).
     
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  5. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    You could be right but I wouldn't bet on that. The Mac Pro is being developed in conjunction with some bleeding edge AV applications.

    The iMac Pro might turn out to be the affordable version of the Mac Pro.

    But yea, no way it's going away in less than a year. It would be nice if the 2T and 4T upgrades climbed out of the $tratosphere.
     
  6. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    iMac Pro is the affordable version? It's a machine that starts at $5k and runs north of $10k in higher configurations. I'd hate to see that being the affordable version.
     
  7. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    You have no idea. All those nonsense articles that say, "Apple must..." and "Apple will fail if they don't..." can safely be ignored.

    I can see the new new Mac Pro starting around $15K and going up—way, way up depending on the add-ons.

    Read the Tech Crunch article from earlier this year. The title says it all:
    Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/apples-2019-imac-pro-will-be-shaped-by-workflows/


    These companies mentioned in the article are paying $15,000 for animation stations and $150,000 or more for rendering stations (56 core Maya Box with 1T RAM). That's each.

    Apple tried to make it clear that this is the sandbox they want to play in for their premium, flagship Mac Pro. It is to be a machine designed to run bleeding edge AV. If you read between the lines, those apps won't run on anything else.

    The iMac Pro will bridge the gap. Just watch.

    A Lisa system cost around $17k if you wanted to do desktop publishing in 1984 — the Apple and HP laser printers were at the unheard of low price of $7,000.

    I paid $7,700 in 1986 for a Mac+ system to run my business — over $20,000 in today's dollars. I still remember the price of every component. Nothing else was able to run FileMaker.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    There's no point in dreaming or speculating. (actually, there never was a point in doing so)
    We'll know in a few more hours.
     
  9. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    On a site called MacRumors?

    That’s silly talk.

    If the site was called MacFacts, I’d agree.
     

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