Facepalm: Apple’s fame for charging ridiculously excessive costs for its merchandise hasn’t been helped by the equipment for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Monitor. In addition to charging $999 for the monitor’s stand and $199 for the VESA mount adaptor, the Mac Pro’s wheels value $400. For that quantity, you’d anticipate some fairly wonderful wheels, however it appears they lack a primary function: locks.
Apple unveiled the 2019 Mac Pro final June. It begins at $5,999, however those that need the highest specs and all of the equipment will likely be paying over $45,000. There’s additionally the $4,999 Pro Display XDR, and in order for you its Pro Stand, anticipate to pay one other $999—a value that drew gasps and laughter from the WWDC viewers. There’s even a “nano-texture glass” coating choice for the monitor that prices one other $1,000 and may solely be cleaned with a particular, Apple-made fabric.
Another comically priced accent is the $400 set of wheels for many who need some mobility of their Mac Pro. Apple typically justifies its high-priced merchandise by claiming their high quality makes them value it, however that’s a tough argument to swallow, contemplating the wheels don’t have locks on them.
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 26, 2020
As identified by YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee on Twitter, the shortage of any locks means the Mac Pro can simply roll away on sure surfaces. So, don’t use the wheels in the event you maintain the machine in your desk until you need it to roll off and see your six-grand Mac smashed.
As parody account @JonyIveParody notes (by way of MacRumors), maybe that is all a plan for Apple to launch one other product.
— ᴺᴼᵀ Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) February 26, 2020