Apple Gets Hit By Media Storm After Updating The Press About Status Of The Mac Pro and Mac Book Pro
Apple has bitten more than it could chew. According to various sources, members of the media has blasted the company for the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro.
In a post by a Forbes, things started to heat up during a meeting with Apple executives and members of the media. In that meeting, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi updated the press of the unit's status.
The company's admission about the paused updates turned them to an opened target. Federighi said during the meeting that they wanted something bold and different. However, things did not turn out as planned as the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro failed to impress tech consumers.
He added that it's a "beautiful machine" but it does not address a full range of customers. In the same statement, the Apple exec also said the devices have turned to a thermal corner.
At that time Apple believed that it had the right system with the kinds of GPU it has on the current units. Sadly, it became the bullet that would haunt them as it did not click with many PC users.
Even those who are loyal to Apple have been utterly disappointed with how things came out for the Mac. After the meeting, the online press started the blow with heavy hitting posts aimed at the device.
9to5Mac believes that Apple "screwed up that's why they pushed for a meeting." Gordon Ung of PC World told a Forbes contributor that "Apple has forsaken its consumers." He added that even "hardcore Mac addicts are being let down by the lack of upgrades and updates."
Apple on Tuesday reshuffled the lineup and lowered the prices of Mac Pro units with faster chips. But according to a Forbes contributor, there is nothing new "about what Apple did." Tech experts believe that the Cupertino-based company just repriced some configurations.
The entry level $2999 Mac Pro model now has 6 Intel Xeon Processor cores. The previous configuration only had four cores, including a dual AMD FirePro D500 GPU. The $3999 Mac Pro currently has an 8-core Intel Xeon processor with dual AMD Fire Pro D700 GPU.