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Re: What if there actually IS a new Mac Pro?

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Craig Seeman
Re: What if there actually IS a new Mac Pro?
on Mar 14, 2012 at 7:44:35 pm

[Andrew Richards] "Apple chose to draw a very modern line in the sand for FCPX's starting point,"

Key though is that Apple drew the line. With the OS update the Dual 800 was capable of running Leopard but obviously not to Apple's satisfaction. I don't remember where the exact line was but it was something like Dual 800 no but single 933 yes. With FCPX those with ATI 1900 were able to install but those with ATI 2600 were not.

It's basically Apple, not just the technical limitation, that is the drawer of the line. While certainly they're considering user experience, it's one thing to not have something on the "supported" list and another to try to put a hard lock on the door as they did in the above cases and some might question where that line was drawn given the systems that did and did not work.

Basically Apple may decide that whatever is in a 2012 Mac may not be their idea of good user experience with whatever resources FCPX is using in 2015.

I certainly know there'd be similar arguments in the jailbreaking community with iOS devices. One reason to jailbreak is to enable features on previous generations that Apple locked out. One example is the use of the camera to record video which was locked out of an earlier iPhone but was enabled on the then current iPhone.

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