Another Apple event...

- some AppleTV+ sports thing I think - two new iPhone colors - New iPhone SE with A15 chip - New iPad Air with M1 chip - New Mac Studio with a new M1 ULTRA chip with an UltraFusion interconnect between 2 M1 MAX chips on the same die or package (not sure which) and up to 128 GB of unified memory. - New Studio Display with 27" 5K screen, 6 speakers, and 12 MP camera

Yet another product-packed 1 hour Apple event introducing ground-breaking chip technology. Apparently not even worth a full two hour presentation.

…Just kidding! I thought the new stuff was pretty amazing. I see a new iPad Air in my future…

No new Mac Mini or Mac Pro today, but the year is still young.

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No new Mac Mini or Mac Pro today, but the year is still young.
Given the new Mac Studio - with amongst other things a lot of IO - what are the odds of a new Mac Pro? Perhaps we’ve seen the update already?

A lot of elements of the Mac Pro are so vastly different to that of Apple Silicon Macs - expandable memory, expansion slots etc. - that I wonder whether it’ll even be updated. The Mac Studio is almost an update to the ‘trash can’ Mac Pro.

I could see a mac Studio coming home. I could just go with my existing Dell 32" monitor, I was considering a Mac Mini already, so a step up, I don’t need a ton of memory, have to do external storage either way…

Yep, but the rest was a yawn for me, SIL ws looking for a new iMac, but… Maybe another release is in the works…

Given the new Mac Studio - with amongst other things a lot of IO - what are the odds of a new Mac Pro? Perhaps we’ve seen the update already?

The odds of a new Mac Pro are pretty high. Straight from Apple’s mouth: https://youtu.be/CUwg_JoNHpo?t=3494

But there might be no “pro” version if the Mac Mini, and the 27" iMac Pro seems to have been discontinued - it’s not even a category category on the mac products page any more!

So…

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/mac-studio/10-core-cpu-24…

I see the SSD is $600 for a 2 Tb, a tad pricey, as usual, 32Gb Ram is where I am, on my 2012 Mac Pro, but I like the cushion of a 2 Tb SSD… I could move my existing 2 Tb clone drives off to an external case… So maybe wait, see whether that is user upgradable…

I think a new Mac Pro, like the last one, is way out of my gameplay, unless I hit the Lottery, way more than I need, want…

Mini, Studio, maybe reachable… Might need to get DW a new car first, tho… :slight_smile:

Off-topic: One day I would love to see the company announce at one of these events that it is releasing new versions of their old computers, like the Apple/Apple II, Classic Mac, etc., for golden-age hobbyists…I would presume the company could charge a pretty penny for that (my poor Classic Mac II no longer functions!)and get some incremental revenue and store traffic…

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Off-topic: One day I would love to see the company announce at one of these events that it is releasing new versions of their old computers

The old machines? Running on current OS? Or original OS?

Could be quite the wickey sticket to pull off; not sure the ROI would be there for the number of nostalgia buffs willing to write checks.

Just spotted this… Bye Bye 27" iMac!

https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/8/22967616/apple-27-inch-ima…

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Slipping into MAY!!

Mac Studio and Studio Display shipping estimates slipping into May hours after launch!

https://9to5mac.com/2022/03/08/mac-studio-studio-display-shi…

BrerBear, I do indeed mean the original OS. I really have no idea, but - and maybe you or someone else might know - I always assumed that doing something like this would cost a small amount of gross cost…aren’t the chips, plastics, etc., that went into the original ones very cheap these days? But I do acknowledge, it’s unknown how many nostalgia buffs are out there. I’ve been yearning for original companies to release original, old hardware for a long time…be great if Atari re-released its Atari 8-bit computers, for instance, or if Nintendo did the same for Nintendo Entertainment System, etc. Some of that does exist, but more on a licensing basis; if Apple did it itself, might be a neat thing. But would it be a great business model, as you ask…that’s an interesting question to me.

Probably will never happen, but heck, I never thought the original programmers of “Pitfall!” and “Donkey Kong 2600” would actually be making new games for that old system…!

Hence came the Hackintoshes…

I could see, as a hobby, fitting in a Mac Mini’s internals into the earlier cases, but a lot of adapters, rewiring would have to be sorted out… Maybe even into a little iBook, but many options… I’d like to see a mod on my 2012 Mac Pro tp keep the form factor, but take it to a 64bit machine, able to run the latest OS…