Monday, June 10, 2013

Mac Pro 2013 - Yes Please...

So I do have a very soft spot for Apple.  I started back in 2004 with my first iPod and has continued through three iPhones (1st Gen, 3GS and 4S) as well as three computers (Macbook Pro 2007, Macbook Pro 2011 and a Mac Pro 2008).  So suffice to say that Apple has gotten a lot of my money over the years.  I do love the interface of the OS and for the most part iOS is a good mobile OS.

Over the years I had seen my friends and other people playing these great games on Windows based computers and while I do have various consoles, it was not the same.  Also with my Mac Pro, the components were not updated on a regular basis as on Windows, so I could never upgrade.  But starting last year I began a small transition to bring back some Windows into my life.  I built a custom gaming PC, which I posted here.  Also I have been feeling a bit in a rut with iOS and my iPhone.  There were so many incredible phones coming out that seemed to have more features, mainly better and larger screens.  So with that I am planning on getting an HTC One next month to see how the Android world lives.

To say my burgeoning jump back into a non-Apple world was shaken today by the reveals at WWDC would be an understatement.  I have long hated the look that iOS had on most of their apps and the skeuomorphic design that they used.  I mean I was using a powerful computer in the palm of my hands, but the apps looked like they were from some 1960's version of a smartphone.  This new flat and minimalistic design looks incredible.  Jony Ives knows how to design things and I think that he did a great service here.  But even with my admiration for the new iOS7, I will still go through with my new phone.

But the biggest reveal today that got me excited was the new Mac Pro.  Like I said above I had been waiting for it for a long time.  I personally was thinking that it was going to be some sort of smaller tower, but still boxy with some sort of Apple design flair.  What was revealed was something so completely different it doesn't even seem to be a computer at all.  This beast is about half as tall as a normal tower and about a third the depth.  The way that they designed it looks incredible.  While the full specs are still a bit under wraps and more so the price, I am eagerly looking at this machine as a purchase later this year or sometime in the next.  I know that I could easily get by with one computer and leave it at that, but I have spent too many years with multiple ones, and have used them for many different things that I will still keep things going.

My only vices seem to be porn, both of the flesh type and for technology.

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