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Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:08 pm
by In_Stereo
I mean...really, Apple? Way to alienate more of your already lessening pro computer user base. Many people I personally know in music -- even those who can afford it -- are talking about making or already have made the switch to Windows because of the hilarity the prices are. I use Mac and am embarrassed for the company at this point. I'm going to switch as soon as my schedule clears up.

What are your thoughts? And please: No need for fanboy-ism of either side here -- that *flower* is old man behavior.

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:57 pm
by -steve-
They sure look like they are marketing to only a wealthier group. I used Macs for years, and still dig the aesthetics of the design- hardware and software, but yeah, I can't get past the price.

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:42 pm
by shanabit
This has sealed the deal for me. When this Mac dies it will be PC here. Im done. G4, G5, MacPro, Im out

The joke is on Apple here. No more purchases of any Mac, iPad, software here :lol:

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:27 am
by Scab Pickens
Well, it is "extreme in every way" so ... price included :shock: .

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:14 pm
by MattiasNYC
They know their target demographic and how to maximize profit.

Let's face it; Apple fans have been willing to put up with a ton of nonsense including price for decades now. There's simply no reason for Apple to assume that won't continue to be the case.

Those with deep pockets, including financially healthy businesses, will keep buying these things no matter what alternatives exist... because it's Apple, it's a Mac, and it's OSX.

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Meanwhile the Windows / build-your-own space is developing in awesome ways this year. No better time to build either a semi- or fully-pro Windows machine in my opinion.

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:12 pm
by MrSoundman
Get away from both Apple and Microsoft -- time for Cubase for Linux, I say! :)

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:28 am
by Mauri
MrSoundman wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Get away from both Apple and Microsoft -- time for Cubase for Linux, I say! :)
I'd love to try creating music with Cubase on Linux but it seems that's not going to be possible. So I'm with you there.

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 am
by matjones

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:31 pm
by MattiasNYC
MrSoundman wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Get away from both Apple and Microsoft -- time for Cubase for Linux, I say! :)
Windows 10 pro works fine here... Assembled my own ryzen rig. No problems...

Re: Is Apple playing a joke with the prices of the new Mac Pro?

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:05 pm
by 01w
MrSoundman wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Get away from both Apple and Microsoft -- time for Cubase for Linux, I say! :)
yea right that definitely wont happen any time soon