An anonymous reader writes: The "new" Mac Pro ("trashcan Mac") is a joke; for real pros, it's a plain and simple failure. In fact, a lot of professional Mac users are still clutching to their aluminum tower "classic" Mac Pros ("cMP"). The latest 2010/2012 cMP models are particularly coveted. And for good reason. Those machines are just better than the trashcan Mac. Right now, a cMP simply spanks the trashcan Mac's performance.
In this poll http://forums.macrumors.com/th... running in the Mac Rumors Mac Pro forum, as of this writing, 58 percent think the trashcan Mac Pro is a failure—which is astonishing in such a traditionally fanboy/pro-Apple forum. The thread is filled with discord and choice comments like this:
You are right. I know for sure that Apple are losing professional audio users. Composers mainly I believe, but possibly also ProTools users. Because many people are questioning Apple's commitment to pro computers because of the nMP... Many people are jumping from Mac/Logic to PC/Cubase these days.—Simon R.
Is it a giant mistake for Apple to not understand it is alienating its most core group of users?