Why Couldn’t Apple Have Done This Sooner? ➝

Nick Heer, on this morning’s Mac Pro news:

I’m not surprised that it has taken this long to even get a whiff of an updated Mac Pro to suit the needs of all of their customers. But why would the development of an all-new Mac Pro preclude them from doing today’s spec bump update a year or two ago? I think that users’ concerns would have been assuaged by even slightly more regular updates. […]

The news of a new display is some pretty fantastic icing on the cake, as far as I’m concerned. I expected that Apple had left the display business behind; their partnership with LG seemed to confirm that. After the fiasco with the 5K displays, I couldn’t be happier to read that external displays are still in Apple’s plans.

As I wrote earlier today, I’m very hopeful about the future of pro-level Macs. But I’m with Nick on this, why didn’t Apple release minor speed improvements sooner? Why did it take them four years to do something, anything, to the Mac Pro?

And, even as someone who has never owned a standalone Apple display, I’m ecstatic about them being in development again.