Apple Pay reached a new level yesterday when the company finally launched the latest version of its Mac Pro. If you spec it fully (including 1.5TB of RAM!) you can expect to pay $53 grand. Oh, and that’s without wheels. They cost an extra $400. Add the new Pro Display XDR and you need to find a further $5,000.
Long-time Macfilos readers will know that the blog started over ten years ago as a place to write about iPhones, Macs and iPods. I was a super fan. The Mac in the name is, therefore, no coincidence, even though I got rather bored writing about technology and turned my attention to photography. No point in changing the name, though.
But despite the move to photography and Leica in particular, I have lost none of my enthusiasm for Apple and I remain a great supporter of the company and its products. Mac, iPad, iPhone, AirPods, Watch and Home Pod. I’ve got the lot.
What I don’t have, though, is $53k for a Mac Pro. There are limits. It could even turn out to be a pretty bad iDea.
Rest assured. Despite my love of fine things, I’m not about to break the bank by ordering a Mac Pro and XDR display. I did a check (see above) and the cost here is over $71,000 even without the display.
I think I’d sooner buy a new Porsche for the same money — if I had it to spare, that is. It would probably be more fun and it would likely come with wheels. It wouldn’t depreciate as fast, either.