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The New Mac Pro Promises to be Modular.


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#1 LeeFitzsimmons

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

It probably won't be available until 2019, but some pre-release material has been distributed by Apple in order to whet the appetite of the entities that would crave this sort of thing...


Here's a pic of the brain of the beast...

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Now I use PCs, however, I am always hopeful with all of the new technology that's coming out.

According to this article...

https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac/best-pro-mac-2018-3661226/

"...Apple has promised that the new Mac Pro will be modular, so we are hoping for a return of the upgradability of the previous generation Mac Pro - this may well be what sets it apart from the iMac Pro. Being able to add new graphics cards and the latest processor down the line is something that Mac professionals have been crying out for since Apple released its current Mac Pro and discontinued the cheese-grater style Mac Pro..."

Any thoughts on the matter?


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

Apple didn't say anything about replacing CPU or video card. "Modular" could just mean user can add more HDD's/SSD's and such.

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:02 AM

Apple didn't say anything about replacing CPU or video card. "Modular" could just mean user can add more HDD's/SSD's and such.

Yes, it did... It's right here in the quote I provided...

 

"...Apple has promised that the new Mac Pro will be modular, so we are hoping for a return of the upgradability of the previous generation Mac Pro - this may well be what sets it apart from the iMac Pro. Being able to add new graphics cards and the latest processor down the line is something that Mac professionals have been crying out for since Apple released its current Mac Pro and discontinued the cheese-grater style Mac Pro..."

 

Please note the underlined terms....



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:12 PM

 

Apple didn't say anything about replacing CPU or video card. "Modular" could just mean user can add more HDD's/SSD's and such.

Yes, it did... It's right here in the quote I provided...

 

"...Apple has promised that the new Mac Pro will be modular, so we are hoping for a return of the upgradability of the previous generation Mac Pro - this may well be what sets it apart from the iMac Pro. Being able to add new graphics cards and the latest processor down the line is something that Mac professionals have been crying out for since Apple released its current Mac Pro and discontinued the cheese-grater style Mac Pro..."

 

Please note the underlined terms....

 

 

Note bolded and underlined parts. Apple only said it will be modular, nothing else. Rest is Macworlds own interpretation.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:46 PM

 

 

Apple didn't say anything about replacing CPU or video card. "Modular" could just mean user can add more HDD's/SSD's and such.

Yes, it did... It's right here in the quote I provided...

 

"...Apple has promised that the new Mac Pro will be modular, so we are hoping for a return of the upgradability of the previous generation Mac Pro - this may well be what sets it apart from the iMac Pro. Being able to add new graphics cards and the latest processor down the line is something that Mac professionals have been crying out for since Apple released its current Mac Pro and discontinued the cheese-grater style Mac Pro..."

 

Please note the underlined terms....

 

 

Note bolded and underlined parts. Apple only said it will be modular, nothing else. Rest is Macworlds own interpretation.

 

Everyone is missing the point.

 

I didn't create this thread so everyone would complain about past failures or play linguistic games. Yeah, drillingmachine, technically you are correct, but you are missing the spirit in which I am trying to present this material.

 

I posted this so that we could speculate about the new possibilities that might be created out of the new developments in the tech world.

 

What's wrong with a little hope for the future?

 

Really?

 

Does everything have to be so skeptical and dark all the time so that one can't envision new possibilities. 

 

I'm sorry if I bother you, but I would rather be hopeful instead of skeptical.

 

Instead of talking about the wonderful world of future tech speculation, we are arguing about linguistics.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

No, you are buying into marketing and tech press hype.

 

Those of us who have been in IT for decades don't get breathless over these sorts of early releases of information.

 

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

While it is good that apple is finally offering something modular, it is going to be not so long after that the rumor of apple going to their own processors again.

One step forward, nine steps back.

 

Arm may be good but there goes the limited gaming library and compatibility again


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:09 AM

britechguy,

 

You have your opinion, and I support your right for you to have your opinion and express it.

 

My opinion is different than yours.

 

I'm not "buying" any marketing hype. It's just that my demeanor differs from yours.

 

I don't buy Apple, nor do I support them.

 

However, I really like to speculate with future technology.

 

I wouldn't consider that "buying into the hype."

 

It's just that we're approaching the subject differently.

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

While it is good that apple is finally offering something modular, it is going to be not so long after that the rumor of apple going to their own processors again.

One step forward, nine steps back.

 

Arm may be good but there goes the limited gaming library and compatibility again

But what if Apple's new processors (that are only an imagined concept at this point, as far as I know) are really good?

 

How do you know for sure the new ones are going to be bad?

 

Maybe Apple will pull a rabbit out of the hat and shock the world. I know this is not likely, but it could happen...



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:14 AM

Maybe Apple will pull a rabbit out of the hat and shock the world. I know this is not likely, but it could happen...

 

 

Which is pretty much what I, and everyone else "opposed" (for lack of a better word) to your enthusiasm has been trying to say.

 

And I will admit that I have no time nor tolerance for "blue skying" about something at this early stage of the game.  It's all nothing but personal conjecture and until something more solid is announced that's all it is.  

 

When that rabbit is pulled out of the hat then the discussions become germane and can be quite fun.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:52 AM

 

Maybe Apple will pull a rabbit out of the hat and shock the world. I know this is not likely, but it could happen...

 

 

Which is pretty much what I, and everyone else "opposed" (for lack of a better word) to your enthusiasm has been trying to say.

 

And I will admit that I have no time nor tolerance for "blue skying" about something at this early stage of the game.  It's all nothing but personal conjecture and until something more solid is announced that's all it is.  

 

When that rabbit is pulled out of the hat then the discussions become germane and can be quite fun.

 

Sounds great to me... 



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:17 PM

My question is exactly for that massive amount of money what can an Apple Computer do or do better than any other Computer. :scratchhead:


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