The 2013 Mac Pro was born in a way that could not be more controversial. At WWDC 2013, Apple's vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, pointed to this super-powerful machine and said, "It's out of creativity? Go talk to my ass."
Critics flared up, especially about the Mac Pro's "trash" design. Then, the Apple family neglected to update, Mac Pro users were stuck with the chip of the year … 2012. By 2017, Apple calmed with iMac Pro, but "trash" still sold. When being killed on June 3, Mac Pro became the longest-lived product in Apple history – a title that is not proud of hi-tech world which always requires the latest. , strongest.
Although controversial, this is still a symbolic design.
Series of copy
However, the "trash" Mac Pro is killed, and the "most miserable" will be PC makers.
Why? Because although the controversial design, though neglected, despite the PC user jokes, anything that relates to Apples still easily becomes a symbol of an industry. The "trash" design has been ironic, and the big names in the PC industry still consider this design to represent the most advanced, most powerful.
Before Mac Pro, PC did not have trash design.
After Mac Pro 2013, please admire:
ArtPC Pulse, launched by Samsung in 2016
Pavilion Wave, released by HP in 2016.
MSI Vortex, launched in 2016.
ASUS Mini PC "ProArt", released at the beginning of 2019.
Laughing Apple, laughing at the whole world
In fact, the "trash" design is not without strength: Apple can "cram" the large processing power into a compact and sleek body. Properly positioned the Mac Pro can make the office extremely luxurious – both Samsung, ASUS or HP understand it when launching other "trash" PC models.
Unfortunately, a design benefit is not enough to accept feature swaps. The Mac Pro's scalability is extremely poor compared to a normal case (for example, it's hard to install a hard drive). The ports that are familiar with the professional environment such as digital audio disappear. Worst, heat dissipation becomes a problem that makes Apple unable to update new GPUs. The latest Mac Pro solved all these problems with a simple solution: bulging back into a box like the usual case, or more precisely, the same Power Mac G5 of 2003.
But Windows PCs that follow Mac Pro are still there. Samsung, ASUS, HP, MSI … still hold the hands of "trash" machines. They are still accepting a series of trade-offs just to get the … outdated design.
It is a very expensive price just to stand on the level of Apples.