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Thanks to unprecedented increase of PC performance and wide adoption of personal computers the structure of the whole market changed dramatically in the recent years. Apple was among the first computer makers to shift a lot of attention onto notebooks and it may become the first manufacturer to dump high-end Mac Pro workstation due to low sales.

Last quarter Apple sold 4.79 million Macintosh computers, an all time record for over thirty years. Approximately 74% of all Macs are notebooks, whereas the vast majority of desktops that Apple sells are iMac all-in-one (AIO) systems. Sales of high-end Mac Pro workstations are very limited for many reasons and it is clear that they are well behind workstations from Dell or Hewlett-Packard.

Executives of Apple nowadays believe Mac Pro's days – at least in its current form – were inevitably numbered. Apparently, sales of the high-end workstations to both consumers and enterprises have dropped off so considerably that the Mac Pro is no longer a particularly profitable operation for Apple, reports AppleInsider web-site.
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This would mean Apple is abandoning the workstation market. Is this why Final Cut Pro X was so terrible?

Now will high end professionals have to settle with low end iMacs? It is probably cheaper to get a high end workstation from Dell, HP or other boutique.
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So.. selling the same hardware for 2-3x the price doesn't work?

Surely this will set a precedent for the entire industry.
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Its nice to see them get away from the highend PC market. maybe now people can buy real computers and a more reasonable price ($20k for any rig is just plain dumb)
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The iMac line is pretty dang good for an all in one. Probably better than most other AIO's. But the Mac Pro just doesn't make sense for any business. It is way to out of date and over priced to what other manufacturers offer.

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Surely this will set a precedent for the entire industry.
It's called innovation. Durrrr...
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It's called innovation. Durrrr...
It's called innovation to not mark up your products 300%?

Maybe for Apple!
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And nothing of value was lost. The Mac Pro is/was the most blatantly overpriced Mac of the line, not to mention underpowered. Dual 5770s in a $6,000 Xeon workstation? Wolololololololololololololololol oh Apple you crazy diamond, you.

Not to mention that CF of a proprietary motherboard with no PCI slots, and only about 4 possible VGA upgrade options. Hey, at least you can open the case unlike other Macs! Magical! Innovative! This changes everything!!!
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And nothing of value was lost. The Mac Pro is/was the most blatantly overpriced Mac of the line, not to mention underpowered. Dual 5770s in a $6,000 Xeon workstation? Wolololololololololololololololol oh Apple you crazy diamond, you.

Not to mention that CF of a proprietary motherboard with no PCI slots, and only about 4 possible VGA upgrade options. Hey, at least you can open the case unlike other Macs! Magical! Innovative! This changes everything!!!
hahahahaha!
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Now my desktop will be better than any Mac! YAY
    
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If they weren't so expensive AND outdated maybe they'd do better in sales.
http://store.apple.com/us_smb_78313/...family/mac_pro

Who's going to buy a "HIGH END" computer for $5000 with a 1TB HD, NO SSD, & a 5770 in it? To add a 2nd 5770 they charge $250? Plus it doesn't even come with 1 of those $999 displays.

You know what kind of High End PC one can build for $5000?

Here's an idea, quit ripping people off, the high end market just doesn't buy based on shininess, they're more educated, and isn't dumb. This is why your sales are low.

And people wonder why I dislike Apple...
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it's a wonder they get away with selling mac pros for so long... Their laptops i understand, but the mac pro was stupid.
     
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