You're talking about the company that made the 2013 Mac Pro. I'm pretty sure they're ok with eGPU being the solution for the xMac. I'm not disputing that you want a Mac with a PCIe slot and space for a Bluray burner but... C'mon. Let's be real here. I don't know. I think Apple also knows they can't sit totally outside the price range of PC workstations. I would expect it to have a healthy margin but still be less than the iMac Pro. I doubt they're going to go into i7/i9 territory, but I think you'll see them offer a lower end 8 core SKU for less than the iMac Pro. People who really want an i7/i9 desktop can go down to the Mini, or go up to the Pro (or the iMac.) This shouldn't be a surprise. Apple is the master of creating an uncanny valley of specs. Look at the iPhone. They know 64 gigs isn't enough space for most people, so they're basically forcing you to the 256 gig model. More than you need, but a very good margin for Apple. They could bump the low end to 128 gig, or introduce a new 128 gig model in the middle, but why do that when you can just force people to buy the higher margin product? Same reason xMac won't happen. Gaming PCs are also very low margin, and honestly I hate to sound like a broken record but, Apple feels like they can attack that with MBP+eGPU. No reason for a new product now. They sell a huge amount of MBP's already, and now you can hook up a gaming GPU. Apple can create an entirely new product, with a lot of R&D expense, a new production line, with a huge amount of risk... Or they can bolt an eGPU to an existing highly popular product and get similar enough performance. Which option do you think Apple is going to go with?