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  • Rob A. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    That would be a Mahogany door and I'll be sure not to forget my wallet.

     

    Wow, now pointing to "rumors" for information about their MacPro update?  I'd say that's a first but we all know Apple selectively release/leak information when it serves their purpose ... but this is too little and WAY too late.  Their 2-3 year update strategy for "pro" hardware is about as solid as a fly screen door ... certainly not of Mahogany quality.

     

    Even IF the rumor is true (which I know it isn't), if you're in a business that affords you the luxury to wait over 2 years for a computer (your primary tool for revenue generation) update then you either aren't making money or you don't need money.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (51,750 points)

    Thanks for stopping by.

     

    See Ya.

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,460 points)

    but reality is Apple is done with the MacPro

     

    If you really believed that, you would not bother to reply to this post.  But you will, because you don't.

  • Darko Ibrahimpasic1 Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)

    Rob if you are sitll interested in in staying on mac, dunno if you are, maybe you just go fed up with apple and want to move on. In that case wish you all the best. If you are switching to windows, just because of lack of update, and want to stay on mac, I would sincerly urge you to cancel your newegg order and wait till next week.. I really don't want to say more on "this"... That's all i got to say..... (mouth shut) 

  • Rob A. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Darko,

     

    My migration is complete, it's just a matter of ROI and keeping up with the competition.  Even if Apple do finally release a new MacPro, I can't justify the cost.  I was using my old (now sold) MacPro for use with Cinema 4D, FCP7, and Logic Pro 9 -- Cinema 4D is available for Windows platform so that was an easy move.  Since FCPX was replacement for FCP7, I've moved to Adobe CS6 for Windows.  I'll admit I miss Logic Pro 9, but I've replaced that with Cakewalk Sonar for Windows.

     

    Anyway, best of luck those still waiting for a new MacPro -- I really hope you eventually see one.  Who knows, maybe if Apple actually got smart about their update strategy and start bring back "pro" features in FCPX, the Pros may actually return some day.  But for now we live with Microsoft Windows which is a shame, because I really like OSX.

     

    Rob

  • Ricks ricks@macgurus.com Level 6 Level 6 (11,515 points)


    Rob A. wrote:

     

    Darko,

     

    My migration is complete, it's just a matter of ROI and keeping up with the competition.  Even if Apple do finally release a new MacPro, I can't justify the cost.  I was using my old (now sold) MacPro for use with Cinema 4D, FCP7, and Logic Pro 9 -- Cinema 4D is available for Windows platform so that was an easy move.  Since FCPX was replacement for FCP7, I've moved to Adobe CS6 for Windows.  I'll admit I miss Logic Pro 9, but I've replaced that with Cakewalk Sonar for Windows.

     

    Anyway, best of luck those still waiting for a new MacPro -- I really hope you eventually see one.  Who knows, maybe if Apple actually got smart about their update strategy and start bring back "pro" features in FCPX, the Pros may actually return some day.  But for now we live with Microsoft Windows which is a shame, because I really like OSX.

     

    Rob

     

    Sorry to say, I talk with many who have already followed the same path as Rob A. We get two kinds of video customers: those who have already switched back to PCs and those who are dreading the seeming inevitability of having to switch. Sad tale of corporate blindness. Next to fall will be the photographers and graphics artists.

     

    While I hope for a fabulous new high end tower from Apple, just a new platform is not enough to stop the leakage and put Apple back on top. The constant dripping loss of high end capability (software and hardware) that provides obvious positive differentiation from Windows machines is killing what has always been unmatched support Apple held amongst creative professionals. From the professional's view of things, Apple appears quite satisfied aiming towards consumer grade creative suites and hardware. Cost has never really been the issue with the professional - quality, workflow and functionality have been everything. They can justify a higher initial cost if the product is the best.

     

    Everyone got used to Apple claiming its wholly justified position on top of the creative market. Even Apple no longer puts up a marketing front as a pro provider. I have a personal stake in this as one of the many developers whose living is having to change along with Apple goals. Hate to say it, but we have had to become a resource for switchers going the other way. Scary, you can be sure!

     

    Rick

  • Rob A. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Rick,

     

    I feel for ya and other's I know that have had to transition over to Windows (especially 3rd party devs) ... I think what is most baffling about this entire situation is that it's not like Apple are short on resources and funds to keep the "Pro" market alive and well.  In my mind, this is a clear failure in Apple's executive branch (and hence the title of my thread).

     

    Rob.

  • digibudII Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)

        The new MacPro will hopefully be announced very soon. I've been waiting a long time for it and sadly now that it appears to be on the horizon I have to give serious, serious thought about continuing with Macs due to the FCP X debacle. I thought I was just waiting for the tower and now that I think it's about to arrive I realize I'm unsure about remaining on a platform with no pro video editing software.  It is mind-numbingly foolish, imho, of Apple to have abandoned the pro market. Whoever, wherever the leadership has been and is now regarding the pro market, they certainly are either incompetant or they are just milking those of that remain and not being honest by telling us it's over. I loathe Windows ( I do tech support for both Mac and Windows machines) but staying wtih Apple isn't easy at this point. Decisions, decisions.

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