Apple just released its newest product, and it's perfect for those of you who have almost $17,000 to throw out of the window.
The new product is a $5,000 (USD) monitor that doesn't come with its stand, which is sold for an additional 1,000 USD. The computer itself, dubbed MacPro, sells for almost $6,000 (USD).
The new monitor boasts a 6K resolution, and the computer is supposed to be Apple's most powerful computer to date. However, people don't seem particularly impressed by the revelation.
Many are pointing out that there are many things you could do with the $999 USD (or $1,336 CAD) you would otherwise spend on a stand:
#AppleProStand #MacPro2019 https://t.co/fB8LTde6Nn— Ty Root (@Ty Root) 1559761195.0
That's over a year's worth of monthly OPUS card top-ups, or an iPhone X.
Can't wait to waltz through an Apple store: Me: Okay, I have $1000 to spend what do you have? Employee: We have o… https://t.co/cHtaLO4aUo— Preston Bowman (@Preston Bowman) 1559672650.0
Consumers when they see Apple is charging $999 for a computer stand... https://t.co/CifC33xa8g— Chuck Gaffney 🎙👨💻 (@Chuck Gaffney 🎙👨💻) 1559598473.0
In case you are wondering why the stand is so expensive:
So I think I figured out the pricing strategy for all the new #MacPro2019 components: https://t.co/HZx6KqkYpk— Andrew (@Andrew) 1559685095.0
That Apple Display Stand is $999. It’s a stand, for your $5000 monitor. But the real trick? The display stand adds… https://t.co/cdeIXtOBPo— Scott Hanselman (@Scott Hanselman) 1559620056.0
You could DIY your own stand like this user suggests:
Apple: stand will go for $1000 Me: https://t.co/DlEVV4r7kF— Edem ∞ Kumordjie (@Edem ∞ Kumordjie) 1559589951.0
And, it's hard to miss the comparison between the new computer and a cheese grater:
Back and grater than ever. #MacPro2019 https://t.co/qvA1t9V9hG— Daniel "Daniel" Danielsson (@Daniel "Daniel" Danielsson) 1559597047.0
I'm really feeling the new Mac Pro design. #MacPro #MacPro2019 #WWDC19 https://t.co/Pc40rOqsl9— Mikko (@Mikko) 1559594886.0
Hands on with the new Mac Pro! #WWDC19 #Apple #MacPro2019 https://t.co/7dVByXGGkY— Psivewri (@Psivewri) 1559612392.0
But why stop at cheese graters? Apple should just come out with an entire line of kitchenware.
All new apple pricing #WWDC2019 #apple #ProDisplayXDR #applestand https://t.co/lW2A2wRUMe— Jagadeesh Radhakrishnan (@Jagadeesh Radhakrishnan) 1559717731.0
I am a fan of puns, and this dude put it particularly well when he said the following:
A video of the Apple conference shows the crowd audibly gasping when the price of the monitor was announced.
Yesterday, Apple announced that (just) the stand for their new Pro screen will cost $1,000. And you were able to h… https://t.co/Uv8JX29BDN— UberFacts (@UberFacts) 1559675024.0
I loved the crowd reaction on the pricing of the Pro Display XDR at #WWDC19 during the #MacPro2019 reveal: - $4999… https://t.co/neStLQVtJ3— Giorgos Bogosian (@Giorgos Bogosian) 1559596444.0
Some are defending the hefty price point, noting that the computer was not designed for everyday users.
#MacPro2019 Some youtube influencers are reacting as a consumer car reviewer who would review a big 12 axle profes… https://t.co/x5fxLPlwIl— Double Precision (@Double Precision) 1559646010.0
Maybe this story is actually kind of inspiring. You can convince people of anything if you try hard enough. BRB while I try to finesse my way out of a speeding ticket.
If Apple can sell a monitor stand (without the monitor) for 1k. You can do anything. https://t.co/E3TUBWxMGv— FilthyRamenKing (@FilthyRamenKing) 1559599024.0
So, while this new product may be great for a very niche group of people, the rest of us will just have to keep using our common, cheap monitor and feel like peasants.
Read the Global News report about the new stand here.