For those that don't like the impracticalities of the shape of the new Mac Pro and the lack of internal options, it could be seen that Apple is leaving them behind. But Segall suggests that, rather than ditching its pro customers completely, Apple is taking its products to a new, high-end consumer market, and asking its pro users to follow.
Segall concludes by revisiting the question of the 17in MacBook Pro, which was discontinued in 2012, and, in a statement that makes us wonder whether he knows something we don't, says: "Of course all will be forgiven if that little baby were to come back, all nice and Retina-ized"
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