The new Mac Pro - What are your biggest fears?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iBrooker, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. iBrooker, Apr 8, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2017

    iBrooker macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2016
    What are your biggest fears about the new forthcoming Mac Pros?

    Hopefully Apple are listening.

    My biggest fear is Apple may think "they're crying out for 'pro' machines - let's give them what they want - at a price".

    Apple, we love Macs, but please don't rip us off and treat us like mugs. Isn't it about time you rewarded your most loyal users? Be smart, be fair.
  2. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

    Mar 1, 2010
    The 2013 Mac Pro was initially very competitive on price when it came out. But they have not always done this.
  3. Mago macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2011
    Beyond the Thunderdome
    My biggest fear its the delay, and Apple going full on AMD (CPU/GPU)
  4. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    Biggest Fears

    #1. No HDMI 2.1
    #2. Ability to output HDR 4K 60fps
    #3. All in one Soldered on RAM and Soldered on HDD
    #4. Custom SSD so non-universal standard M.2
    #5. Will definitely Not have NVIDIA GTX 2080 and or VOLTA

    Apples great for Phones, iPads, MacBooks, but when it comes to heavy duty editing and video processing by Professionals in Hollywood or Press Ads in magazines on Adaobe or Maya, After Effects they have migrated to Intel Machines because in the 5 Years Apple has been asleep. The Intel and NVIDIA machines are much cheaper and much faster. And with VOLTA they are gonna get much smaller and faster yet.
    Music Industry still uses Apple mostly, because Audio files and mixing and mastering take very little resources to run.
  5. richmlow macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    I'm the optimist. =)

    Apple realizes that it messed up with the 2013 Mac Pro. I'm confident that the redesigned mMP will be reasonable.

  6. PieTunes macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I'm quite sure when it comes out it will be expensive, but competitive, relative to what's on the market at the time. Apple may even throw the pro community a bone so to speak and price the system at something a bit more "reasonable" as an olive branch of sorts. When it and its price are announced maybe it will give us pause and be in a positive sense for a change. Instead of, "Wow they want us to pay HOW MUCH for THAT????" it would be nice if we can say, "Wow they ONLY want us to pay THAT MUCH for THAT!!!!" ;)
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    My biggest concern is that when Apple was talking about it being "modular", the meaning of a "module" may be an entire piece, eg. complete system box, display, keyboard etc. The mention of "upgrades" may have referred to the ease for Apple to put out new models, and not the ease of third-party upgrades to existing hardware.

    I hope I'm wrong!
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    1. The price.
    2. The size. I'd like a mid size tower personally, and not half a bus.
  9. G4DPII macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2015
    Pricing structure. If they do it as they did the ol 2008 models, it was magnificent value for money. Something we haven't even been close to since.

    Think mine will be long overdue retirement by then and i'll be seriously looking at the next version. If there is the chance to upgrade it as a user then i'll probably get one.
  10. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2014
    My biggest fear is they update the 6,1 instead of the 5,1
  11. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    My biggest fear is that they come up with something like back in the early days, because they listened to what the users presumably wanted instead of following the leadership and instinct of jobs.
  12. Maxx Power macrumors 6502a

    Maxx Power

    Apr 29, 2003
    (1) Stratospheric pricing
    (2) Expandable and modular through proprietary interfaces and formats
    (3) Limited to only Xeons + Fire Pros/Quadros (Core i7s are welcome, as are Ryzen-based or successor chips and non-pro GPUs as choices)
    (4) Limited cooling capacity due to design choices (e.g., present trashcan)
    (5) Hit the market late with outdated components
    (6) Too forward looking with port selections
  13. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Whatever Apple produces, it will be overpriced. No points asking them for reasonable prices because it's not what they're about.
  14. jeanlain macrumors 65816

    Mar 14, 2009
    I fear the next Mac Pro won't have any standard internal connectors (e.g. PCIe, NVMe).
    We already all know the price will be very high, and that it won't have standard USB ports.
  15. smallwonder macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2013
    1. That it will be loud and noisy. I work in a very quiet environment and it makes all the difference to me not hearing fans.
    So ideally Cube-quiet, and as large as the case needs to be because I don't need to see it hidden under the desk.
  16. Synchro3 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    - proprietary interfaces
    - No PCI-Express slots
  17. now i see it macrumors 68020

    Jan 2, 2002
  18. Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014

    Before last week it was all about what the Mac Pro was not, now it's gonna be about what the Mac Pro won't be and how big it will fail anyway. Right now the MR crystal ball is running full steam! Apple can't win with this bunch :D
  19. PowerGala macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2016
    They decide Towers are ugly so go with a Mac Cone.
  20. Hank Carter, Apr 9, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017

    Hank Carter macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2015
    - It won't be ready until 2018 or 2019
    - It won't be dual CPU
    - Proprietary SSD connector
    - Soldered RAM etc
    - AMD instead of NVIDIA
    - It still won't resemble a 5,1
    - All USB-C
    - No PCI slots
    - It will be wildly overpriced
    - After its release Apple will once again fail to update it regularly
  21. iBrooker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2016
    Sounds like you are on the wrong site.

    The whole site is centred around rumours and conjecture. The clue is in the name.
  22. irked macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2017
    It won't be rack mountable, it'll rely on external storage (and all expansion will be external, probably), video output won't be frame synced, and if I know Apple they'll find a way to break compatibility with the programs I depend on.

    Other than that, looking forward to it.
  23. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004

    This. I'm sure as s**t not buying another desktop without a standard PCIe GPU. Apple's proven they are not trustworthy regarding upgrades with proprietary hardware, anyone who trusts them now is a fool or a fanboy. TB3 is not a replacement for PCIe for GPU on the high end and it's straight-up idiotic to go eGPU via TB3 on a desktop.
  24. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004

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