Marco Arment, writing for his blog, on how Apple should design the new Mac Pro:
The requirements are all over the map, but most pro users seem to agree on the core principles of an ideal Mac Pro, none of which include size or minimalism:
- More internal capacity is better.
- Each component should have a reasonably priced base option, but offer the ability to configure up to the best technology on the market.
- It needs to accommodate a wide variety of needs, some of which Apple won’t offer, and some of which may require future upgrades.
Or, to distill the requirements down to a single word:
I agree with all of Arment’s recommendations. The pro market needs versatility to accommodate a huge variety of use cases.
I’m skeptical that Apple, which seems to prize thinness above all other design principles these days, will follow this path. That being said, their recent mea culpa seems to indicate they are open to a hard pivot on a product for this product.