2018 Redeisgn of Mac Pro In the Works -Does Apple Still Care About Video Pros?
Goodbye you cylindrical piece of shit.
In 2013 Apple lost their sight of what Pro users really wanted and released the Mac Pro Garbage Can Edition. While the hardware was capable on release, the idiotic design (yes I admit it is cool. Just not fuctionally appropriate for a production environment) restricted future upgrade options.
The I/O was atrocious. You HAD to buy a powered USB hub to use the computer in any pro capacity. It was designed more for execs who wanted to show off their modern art then the artist in the trenches who would rather have a metal tower that they could plug drives into.
Finally admitting their failure (which is the first step to recovery), Apple is working on a ground up redesign of the product line:
We think it’s really important to create something great for our pro customers who want a Mac Pro modular system, and that’ll take longer than this year to do. To be clear, our current Mac Pro has met the needs of some of our customers, and we know clearly not all of our customers. None of this is black and white, it’s a wide variety of customers. Some… it’s the kind of system they wanted; others, it was not.
I think we designed ourselves into a bit of a thermal corner, if you will. We designed a system with the kind of GPUs that at the time we thought we needed, and that we thought we could well serve with a two GPU architecture. That that was the thermal limit we needed, or the thermal capacity we needed. But workloads didn’t materialize to fit that as broadly as we hoped.
The redesign won’t be unveiled until 2018. Until then they will be upgrading the current trash can for users who need something new now.
This could be a chance in my eyes for Apple to redeem themselves. But it’s going to take a lot. In 2015 I moved our motion graphics artists over to Windows PC and it will take a lot to have us move back to OSX.