Originally Posted by bluechris
I work in graphic art business since 1991.
At start only Apple with adobe had software for editing etc. As the years passing by, Mac Pro's was great machines a bit overpriced but great hardware and build wise. The last logical priced mac pro was 2 generations before. Atm we use PCs for everything and with the latest Pro prices Apple wrote a goodbye in their tombstone.
Seems to me they forgot who raised their sales all this years and they kicked us hard.
You thing video editing was Apple sales? Wrong, 90% of their sales was to graphic arts and just ignore us.
Well we ignore them to for sure.
For those type of works, where it is all about graphics art, you don't need the mac pro with all the internal goodies it has.
You can use cheaper machines like the imac pro or even the regular imac.
You write like you are angry a lamborghini aventador isn't priced like your regular hyundai i30.
The mac pro is not your target hardware. It is not meant for graphics artists. It is targeting 3D modelers, heavy video editors, and big studios that need a 28 core workstation computer.
In the past, the mac pro was the answer because software wise and hardware wise there was nothing similar in the market. Now you don't need this type of hardware for your work. You can manage with a much cheaper and less powerful hardware to do your work.
Apple did not lose sales by introducing this mac pro. Because big studios are the target of this. Pixal, dreamworks, epic, etc, those studios are the target of the mac pro.
Your target hardware at most, is the imac pro.
So claiming that they are losing sales is like claiming lamborghini are losing sales by pricing the aventador at 500,000$.
Here is another question.
Do you need (not want, actually real world use need that will really benefit your work) more than 18 core cpu? Do you need more than 256GB of memory? Are you going to really use to the fullest a 28 tflop performing GPUs? Do you more than 4TB of high performance SSD?
If the answer is no, than wth do you need the mac pro for? To grate cheese?
How about this?
Is your current PC that answer all your needs have more than 18 cores? Does it have a huge amount of memory? Do you use big SSDs? Do you replace your hardware ever other week or every few years? Do you have a 4K monitor with P3 colors that has been professionally calibrated at factory? Is your current PC that is best suited for your work, is even anywhere close to on paper raw performance as the mac pro?
The mac pro is not for you. So get over it. Move on.