Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

There's Now Four Times More People Using Windows 10 Then a Mac

There's Now Four Times More People Using Windows 10 Then a Mac

Schiller said that they are going to design the new model without the touchscreen feature and concentrate on solving the now recurrent issues in the new model of Mac Pro and pro display which will not be available until next year.

"I think we designed ourselves into a bit of a thermal corner, if you will", he said, adding that the Mac Pro's setup then became "fairly hard to adjust". In the meantime, Apple is today releasing meager speed-bump updates to the existing Mac Pros'.

During the roundtable, Schiller also noted that desktop Macs make up 20 percent of the Mac devices the company shipped a year ago, though he also mentioned that Mac sales were up in 2016. Schiller also confirmed Apple plans to refresh its iMac all-in-one desktop line (last updated in 2015) this year, and will offer configurations built "specifically with the pro customer in mind".

The news, if you want it straight: Apple is acknowledging that the Mac Pro they introduced in 2013 has run aground on the cleverness of its own design, and they're re-thinking the entire machine.

"With regards to the Mac Pro, we are in the process of what we call 'completely rethinking the Mac Pro.' We're working on it". The company wants to be able to "keep [the machine] fresh with regular improvements" and to make the Pro Apple's "highest-end, high throughput desktop system". Both models have also been updated with dual AMD FirePro D500 and D700 GPUs, instead of the dual AMD FirePro D300 and D300 GPUs they've used since 2013, respectively.

Naturally, Apple's execs didn't say a ton about the new Mac Pro, simply telling Mashable that the PC will "speak to a wider set of users and be configurable" and that it will likely be out around 2018.

Supply and demand: Any news about the Mac Pro is better than no news.

Google+? If you use social media and happen to be a Google+ user, why not join AppleHolic's Kool Aid Corner community and join the conversation as we pursue the spirit of the New Model Apple? To Apple's credit, though, the company is admitting that changes need to be made and is enacting steps to roll out a Mac Pro that creative professionals can actually get behind. Apple has overhauled its laptop computers in the previous year, but didn't acknowledge its desktop lines, leading to some consternation that they were being neglected, or perhaps even abandoned. As Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering explained, the design is obviously striking, but tough to work with. Nvidia and AMD however have persisted in prioritising single GPU performance, leaving the Mac Pro (and many rather disgruntled users) without an upgrade path. The complaints have been scathing: it isn't just that people take issue with the MacBook Pro, its that pro users feel altogether rejected by Apple.

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