Originally Posted by skira
We have to wait and see what Apple comes up with.
Well, I love Thunderbolt, I love innovation, what I'm saying is just that this "very few" people who need a Mac Pro are "very few" compared to iPad owners, or iMac, Mac Books and so on.
Because most of the people in the world use computer for toying with internet or playing games and stuff like that. I've nothing against that.
Still, Apple become Apple because of PROs, tuning computer around the most demanding people in the world and then stepping it down for consumers who has less or different needs. Apple reputation comes from all that.
What scares me is that, if you go in the Apple forum, you see just consumer, as it has to be... but.. if, for example, you're looking for a solution to avoid the "error message" of iTunes because the computer you are using is not connected to the internet.. they look at you as a mad guy... "who's in 2012 not connected to the internet!!?".. they laugh at you!
Actually I just ask to be respected, I've MANY reasons why I don't want to have the computer I work with connected to the DAW and I don't even have to explain that to you because the use you do with a computer is not influenced by the internet connection (except in the opposite way)
So, I'm a bit tired of seeing Apple ONLY considering the consumer users, I've nothing against them and nothing against Apple consumer products. We have 1, actually 2, computer that Apple does for PROs (even though the Mac Book isn't pro, not because of its performance, but because of its "inflexibility") they have "PRO" written in the name, so at least these.. leave these for PROs, just these and do what PROs ask you.
If other guys want to mix with an iMac and it is ok for them, no problem, what's the problem!? No problem at all.. but please.. let my next Mac Pro be a New Mac Pro.. don't force me to get a last series Mac Pro used.
(I say me, but I intend all people like me that KNOWS for what reasons a Mac Pro is preferable for doing certain things)
Otherwise the draw back will be that PROs will use very expensive custom computer, so only the really BIG PROs will be able to afford them.. a Mac Pro, even though is very pricey.. is an "Ultrapowerful Democratic Workstation" so even a Pro that works in a smaller market or in a less fortunate country, can have a real beast running OSX
I'm saying that because I've had some email exchange with some manufacturer of stuff I have that works only for Mac, that are considering making drivers for Windows for the reasons I stated, because they foresee a big leap of people who will returns to Windows if Apple continues with that policy of "closed computers" that born in a way and cannot be changed except, in certain cases, from Apple Centers who ask you a fortune just for an SSD drive (plus in my country all Apple Centers I dealt with tried to screw me many times, for that reason I've learnt to repair my macs myself)