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Who Said Innovation Died With Steve Jobs?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Anthony Parsons, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    The new mac pro due for release later in the year, if not innovative... then I think you need get a grip on reality! Apple has come out fighting from the looks of this thing, pioneering innovative computing architecture once again.


    Just WOW!

    I would anticipate that some of this will roll into the iMac line as standard, no doubt PC manufacturers will jump on the bandwagon to roll it into desktop PC's. No more old style hard drives, and SSD's are old adage, as that stuff is better as a NAS solution than within a functional system architecture nowadays considering the speed and performance they're getting out of PCI flash storage.

    We’re talking storage that’s up to 2.5 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive.
  2. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    While the design is truly impressive I have to point out that the using a storage mechanism over pci is not their idea... http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodrive-octal/ these guys have had this going on for a while now and I have to say no one is touching anywhere near it right now...that said this is the first computer I have to seen to come anywhere near that as a stock feature so it is welcome because others will also copy idea just as apple did.

    In the end unless they want to give me one to test and review, I will just keep on about complaining about windows 8 and using windows 7 on any machine I have and just consider this a pretty computer in a tube.
  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I see it as a more of a "mac mini pro" than a "mac pro". The lack of upgradeability and expandability is unacceptable for a professional workstation.
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  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Ooohh.. then I gotta get. :D
    I REALLY like my Mini.
  5. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I have to admit that does look nice. But Apple obviously copied the design from (jasc) and the tubing design. :ROFLMAO: #applecopiedPSPtubes
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  7. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Still looks like the following to me:
    • Garbage Can
    • Rice Cooker
    • Tissue Dispenser
    • (With a little decoration) Radioactive waste
    Sorry, too innovative at the moment. If somebody else copies this design and actually make expansion work (as @Jake Bunce mentioned), then I will consider it.
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  8. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    Apple puts form over function again and people call it innovation. :LOL:

    You know what wold be even more 'innovative'?


    And in 2016...


    Now 2018 is going to be really interesting...

  9. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Its a tissue dispenser with a microprocessor to auto dispense when needed. Nothing more, nothing less.

    (In all seriousness, I think it looks nice - but I wont be buying one as mentioned above, no expansion opportunities. Not acceptable for a work station, IMO.)
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  10. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member


    The ipad and iphone should have had giant power-sucking expansion chassis so you'd gobble one up!

    I've had the old big Pro for 5+ years and the ONLY expansions I have done are hard drives and RAM. In other words, storage! I'd be just as happy, or even happier, to use 1/4 the power and have a faster machine.

    Apple is simply giving the market what it desires...I'd say 80% or more of Mac Pro buyers are like me in that they are not going to expand anything other than storage.

    When it comes to many computers - tablets, phones, laptops, etc. - FORM IS FUNCTION.
  11. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Me too. I use a mini and I wouldn't mind having one of these new mac pros to replace it.
  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Corrected :D
  13. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Can you point out what part of it is innovative?
  14. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It will probably have an insane power brick like the cubes. There is no room for a power supply inside that case given the power requirements of the hardware.

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  15. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    The design is nice and all, and I guess it is innovative to be able to fit all those components in there. But most of the stuff they're showing off are the specs which I'm sure will set you back more than 10k USD if you want the most beefed up version :/
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  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Cooking our fav morning snack?


    Self sustaining energy?

  17. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    That's what hurts Apple from gaining a larger market share.

    Let's be honest and look at where Apple is....
    • iPod which was the #1 mp3 player
    • iPhone one of the most popular smart phones
    • iPad one of the more popular tablets (which really started the tablet migration)
    And so naturally, people want to check out iMacs and other apple computers. People WANT to go Apple. That's the kicker. They consumer market loves Apple Computer & wants to go with Apple..

    Then they see the price tag..... And they move on.

    If their price tag became competitive for the consumer market, they would wipe Windows off the floor.
  18. mike os

    mike os Active Member

    well if that advert is anything to go by, you can keep it
  19. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    honestly...there is some truth to that...i would have tried out an apple instead of what I have now if it wasn't for the fact that I built a tower with a hexacore i7 and 64gigs of memory for WAY under the cost of a comparable hexacore mac with only 32 gigs of memory, in fact over 2000 dollars less for about double the machine.

    Oh well...their problem not mine.
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  20. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    That is about the only problem I've concluded thus far myself... though nobody can be sure how it can, or cannot, be expanded at this stage. A very nice product overall...

    That is the mac or PC choice debate. Not really relevant to this discussion about a specific product. Mac is a premium product supplier, PC isn't. Simple as that. Like buying BMW or Hyundai. Apple isn't going broke, nor is BMW... it's an irrelevant debate about what product you want.

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