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    So WWDC is around the corner. There really hasn't been much noise on the MacPro front. Part of me is beyond the point of caring, but I guess a part of me still clings to the hope that Apple will reinstill my faith in their pro hardware. The Cylinder may not be a bad machine, but it is no way a replacement for the machines so many of us used and still use everyday.

    The hardware is 3 years old, if they are making a revision, now would be the time, at least to announce it. All we really know is that it will be decked out in Thunderbolt 3. Other than that it's a mystery.

    While in a perfect world I wish for a return to a traditional tower with dual sockets, drive bays and PCI slots, Apple is too full of themselves to go back on that me thinks.
    I suppose the thing that has really kept me away has been the lack of a dual CPU option. I know Jeff mentioned the possibility of a second CPU being able to fit because of the die shrink, but that's it.

    I'm still holding steady with my 2012 tower but I really don't know what my next machine will be.

    Anyone else holding out hope for something great?
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    People are still really using Macs?? I mean for professional, image-making purposes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Dowler View Post
    People are still really using Macs?? I mean for professional, image-making purposes?
    Come on. There's usually 5 posts before someone drags it down that rabbit hole.
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    I love my trashcan.
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    I'm sitting at an airport flying to do a color session. I have a trash can and an SSD Raid in my backpack. Sure I wish it could be upgraded but the mobility is delightful.
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    For the record. I love my trash can too.
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    I know a lot of people on trashcans and Apple laptops...doing professional work.
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    15 macs in studio. All hardware flavors.
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    TB3, single V4 CPU, Polaris GPUs, wires rat's nest with external enclosures, overpriced, instantly obsolete and still not upgradable...
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    Generally I found Resolve is the single reason most need a super hero box. Other tasks perform up to par Avid, MacSmoke, MS Office, Adobe CS, FCX, archival, etc. Our workflow is 95% ProRes, rec 709, web delivery. Our freelance creatives dont like working on Windows. iMacs for the freelances, trashcans for the staff. Windows hero boxes for the 3D team. MBP for the sales and project management teams.
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