“There’s been lots of talk since Apple’s event last week about the reception to the new MacBook Pros, especially among the Apple commentariat,” Jan Dawson writes for Tech.pinions. “It’s fair to say the backlash against these new devices is stronger than for any MacBook announcement I can remember and yet it’s mostly coming from two particular sets of people – those who use heavy-duty creative applications such as Photoshop and those who develop for Apple platforms.”
“This is easily Apple’s most vocal audience and so such a response must be at least a little disheartening. But it’s also worth remembering that Apple – and even the Mac in isolation – has long since gone mainstream and is bigger than these groups,” Dawson writes. “Apple’s challenge now isn’t serving this hardcore base but pleasing the much larger mainstream Mac user base without alienating the power users.”
“Apple now has to please many groups in a much less homogeneous base than in the past. The problem is the public image of Apple among many in the media and beyond continues to be of a company that serves mostly creative professionals,” Dawson writes. “This perception has led to a lot of misguided commentary over the past week…”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: A new Mac Pro would do wonders for mollifying the professional Mac community.
If such a thing had appeared alongside the new MacBook Pro, many of the negative reactions currently littering the Mac web would have never happened.
But, as with many things under Tim Cook, there’s too much that seems to be a bit too little and way too late.
The Mac Pro is revolutionary, but Apple could really stand to, you know, update the thing once and awhile. Not doing so makes it look like Apple regards professional Mac users as an afterthought. Sometimes Apple, the world’s most profitable and most valuable company, still operates as if they have five guys from NeXT working around the clock trying to do all the work on a shoestring budget… (here. — read more) here. — MacDailyNews, November 27, 2015
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