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Old May 16th, 2019, 05:22 PM   #11
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duplicated post ...sorry. Just ignore.


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Old May 16th, 2019, 05:29 PM   #12
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true but the cylinder mac pro must have been started when SJ was still around. Wonder why he let it progress?

Probably because, just like the Power Mac G4 Cube, it probably reminded Steve of some good times and was also reminiscent of the NeXTcube from NeXT, and besides which, His Highness Sir Jonathan Ive was Steve's golden boy.


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Old May 17th, 2019, 08:12 AM   #13
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true but the cylinder mac pro must have been started when SJ was still around. Wonder why he let it progress?
The cheese grater was the best design for a computer ever. Very user friendly and highly upgradable.

Wish I could get a better graphics card for my 2009 model as I believe it has a lot of life left in it. 512mb is not enough for todays workload.
Good point.

Steve Jobs did have some duds as well, he was not perfect by any means. The G4 Cube as mentioned is a good example. Neat little computer but not what pro users wanted. Apple had options though, the G4 Cube was not a replacement for the PowerMacs, it was a powerful little computer for someone who wanted that power in a smaller form factor that was not all that practical. An example of design over function.

How many years has it been since the trashcan was released and deemed a failure? 5 or 6 years and all Apple has done is come out with an iMac Pro? No real vision or direction there, just cram way better specs into an iMac. Sure it is impressive but they did not even change the design of the iMac to modernize it with a small bezel.
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Only if it is all READILY ACCESSIBLE, otherwise it'll be a fail. Again!!!


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I agree completely. It could be done with a smaller form factor with the assumption that all the internal drives would be SSD. That is not unlike Apple to push ahead like this. First to get rid of CD drives and disk drives in general. The future is SSD I believe, smaller, faster, just more expensive at the moment.
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I agree completely. It could be done with a smaller form factor with the assumption that all the internal drives would be SSD. That is not unlike Apple to push ahead like this. First to get rid of CD drives and disk drives in general. The future is SSD I believe, smaller, faster, just more expensive at the moment.
Of course that part is right up Apple's alley.
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Of course that part is right up Apple's alley.
Yes, but in the case of hard drives... removable and user replaceable hard drives this does not give Apple a bunch of money unless someone is foolish enough to buy Apple branded hard drives.
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Yes, but in the case of hard drives... removable and user replaceable hard drives this does not give Apple a bunch of money unless someone is foolish enough to buy Apple branded hard drives.

It does and will if Apple again provides the only hard drives that will fit and work with Apple Proprietary connections!!!


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It does and will if Apple again provides the only hard drives that will fit and work with Apple Proprietary connections!!!


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Guess we will just have to wait and see now. I am not a fan of Apples current direction as I have said numerous times, but I like to think, or at least hope they are not THAT far gone.
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Well, check out the new Mac Pro. It"ll cost you but will it be expandable or will it be expandable?
Also check out its BTO vid card:

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/design-...zation/quadro/

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Well, check out the new Mac Pro. It"ll cost you but will it be expandable or will it be expandable?
Also check out its BTO vid card:

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/design-...zation/quadro/

Respect once more, Apple!

Respect what? There is no official announcement and the image from the OP might be fake.

The thing people want from a Mac Pro is the ability to expand how YOU want. Want 4 hard drives internal? Sure. What to swap out the GPU? Sure. Easily add more RAM? no problem. Apple has not done this since the discontinued the Intel Power Macs. They have moved to completely enclosed systems. The only computers that were simple to upgrade was the Mac Mini and not sure about the new ones, think the RAM might be soldered on now? Could be wrong on that. I know the 27" iMac lets you change the RAM easily, but thats it.

In the past you could go into a MacBook/Pro easily change the hard drive and the RAM as you saw fit. These are just some basic things that are no longer options. And once purchased Apple does not support any upgrades to the device you wanted. If Apple has its way and you buy a MacBook Pro with 128 gig hard drive and you decide you want more storage well you need to buy a WHOLE NEW MacBook Pro with bigger drive because Apple will not even service it themselves and let you pay to upgrade just that.
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