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future of mac osx and pro audio

Postby giancarlo » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:16 pm

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Re: future of mac osx and pro audio

Postby ngarjuna » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:09 pm

The Mac Pro has a TINY market: you're talking about a full tower Nehalem quad core with 3GB of RAM that starts at $2499. There is really only kind of customer for an item like that: someone running a computer based operation (audio studio, graphics designer or the like) for business. Any home user (and a decent percentage of the prosumer market) is going to be looking at the Minis which start at like $500. The only ones who even want Pros don't tend to care about prices; but what percentage of the market falls into that category (not caring about prices)? From a marketing perspective it's such a small niche they might be able to save money by scrapping the line.

Personally, I think they reached that point with the Mac Pros a couple of years ago already; now they keep the line going for essentially one reason: to satisfy the small niche of high end Mac users. Whether or not it continues to be cost effective to do that, even at the extreme markup of a Mac Pro, remains to be seen.
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Re: future of mac osx and pro audio

Postby ngarjuna » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:52 pm

It is being widely reported this morning that there will likely be another generation of Mac Pros
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/04/mac ... -mac-pros/
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