Any investment of $2,500-$4,500 often leaves the individual consumer contemplating the long-term relevancy of that purchase. After all, that higher purchase price for a premium product often means that product will be used for a longer period than a budget alternative. The MacBook Pro is no exception. With a high investment price, a Buyer may like having options for the future. The ability to use an external GPU could be just that: an option to meet future needs without having to replace the entire computer (much like an external hard drive.) In theory, this process could be super simple...practically plug-and-play with specific GPUs. But right now, it appears the process is nowhere near that easy, and this is an area where macOS arguably loses to Windows. Apple has promoted the new MacBook Pro for gaming, and adopted ports that are fast enough. They have advertised the MacBook Pro for usage with 5k displays. However, even Apple can't put a desktop GPU inside of a super compact laptop and that could impose limits on some heavily GPU-dependent tasks. An external GPU could offer a solution (even if it is an expensive one.) So what do you think? Within the next 12-18 months, will Apple support external GPUs so one can use macOS + an external GPU without having to heavily modify the system? Why or why not?