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Confirmed: Apple Releases a $999 Monitor...Stand
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It comes with a free subscription to GOOP.
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Apple knows their customers.
I was warned about the dangers of getting old, but I did it anyways. 
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Finally. It was proving too difficult to type with one hand and hold the monitor in the other.
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Garbage company. Garbage products. They will eventually fall by the wayside.
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[Image: 59p9w7i8gt331.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&a...2452802cfe]
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They could indeed market the coat hanger stand for under $999 but I hear there are some patent issues involved with the coat hanger.
I was warned about the dangers of getting old, but I did it anyways. 
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As someone with a bunch of Apple products, I disagree that their products are garbage.

I personally wouldn't buy that stand, hell, I wouldn't buy that computer, only because I have no need for a $10k+ model of anything not called a car/house.
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(2019-06-12, 10:24 AM)divit Wrote: Apple knows their customers.

They do know their customers for these particular products, and it's not us. The Mac Pro, the XDR monitor, and the stand are not really being marketed to the average home user surfing the internet, it's really meant for professional applications.  How well it holds up to the competition in that market, I don't know, but I do know this isn't a setup the average person needs.

It was still a major gaffe, though. They should have just said the entire monitor costs $6000 bucks, but if you do not want the stand, they'll take off a $1000.
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(2019-06-12, 11:45 AM)theDC Wrote: As someone with a bunch of Apple products, I disagree that their products are garbage.

I personally wouldn't buy that stand, hell, I wouldn't buy that computer, only because I have no need for a $10k+ model of anything not called a car/house.

I like their products, too.  I have used imac's for years, mostly for recording with Logic Pro X, which is the DAW I am most comfortable working with.
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(2019-06-12, 11:31 AM)Fritz Wrote: [Image: 59p9w7i8gt331.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&a...2452802cfe]


^^Coming to Apple stores in 2020.  The iHanger.  Suggested retail price - $129.99
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(2019-06-12, 11:54 AM)Fritz Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 10:24 AM)divit Wrote: Apple knows their customers.

They do know their customers for these particular products, and it's not us. The Mac Pro, the XDR monitor, and the stand are not really being marketed to the average home user surfing the internet, it's really meant for professional applications.  How well it holds up to the competition in that market, I don't know, but I do know this isn't a setup the average person needs.

It was still a major gaffe, though. They should have just said the entire monitor costs $6000 bucks, but if you do not want the stand, they'll take off a $1000.

It's not for the average desktop user, but that still doesn't explain the $999 pricetag.
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(2019-06-12, 03:17 PM)Unreal Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 11:54 AM)Fritz Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 10:24 AM)divit Wrote: Apple knows their customers.

They do know their customers for these particular products, and it's not us. The Mac Pro, the XDR monitor, and the stand are not really being marketed to the average home user surfing the internet, it's really meant for professional applications.  How well it holds up to the competition in that market, I don't know, but I do know this isn't a setup the average person needs.

It was still a major gaffe, though. They should have just said the entire monitor costs $6000 bucks, but if you do not want the stand, they'll take off a $1000.

It's not for the average desktop user, but that still doesn't explain the $999 pricetag.

Fair, I'd be curious to see what makes it that price. Is there actual tech included? Or is it literally just a thing that holds the monitor like any stand?
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(2019-06-12, 11:31 AM)Fritz Wrote: [Image: 59p9w7i8gt331.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&a...2452802cfe]

"Looks like we got a hanger, sarge."
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You can tell that guy is thinking, "if only if they made some sort of portable computer."
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(2019-06-12, 03:36 PM)theDC Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 03:17 PM)Unreal Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 11:54 AM)Fritz Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 10:24 AM)divit Wrote: Apple knows their customers.

They do know their customers for these particular products, and it's not us. The Mac Pro, the XDR monitor, and the stand are not really being marketed to the average home user surfing the internet, it's really meant for professional applications.  How well it holds up to the competition in that market, I don't know, but I do know this isn't a setup the average person needs.

It was still a major gaffe, though. They should have just said the entire monitor costs $6000 bucks, but if you do not want the stand, they'll take off a $1000.

It's not for the average desktop user, but that still doesn't explain the $999 pricetag.

Fair, I'd be curious to see what makes it that price. Is there actual tech included? Or is it literally just a thing that holds the monitor like any stand?

"The Pro Stand has an intricately engineered arm that perfectly counterbalances the display so it feels virtually weightless, allowing users to easily place it into position," 

So, it moves up and down and side to side?  Well worth $1000, obviously.

From what I understand, for what it is, the monitor itself is actually very reasonably priced, and it was stupid for them to sell the stand separately.  The internet would not have exploded if they just sold the entire unit at $6000.  Some of the Monitors used in film studios are probably quadruple the price, but they come with a stand, lol.  

The Mac Pro, the Monitor, the stand, it's all so expensive anyway, most of the people complaining are probably not even interested in this product in the first place. I feel like this is a setup that companies or movie studios are going to be purchasing, and I doubt they care how much the individual components are worth.
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(2019-06-12, 11:45 AM)theDC Wrote: As someone with a bunch of Apple products, I disagree that their products are garbage.

I personally wouldn't buy that stand, hell, I wouldn't buy that computer, only because I have no need for a $10k+ model of anything not called a car/house.

100% fully agree. I started out with a hand me down 1st iPad (still works for internet application), then went through two iPad minis, (Both still work but one was older and apps I like could be upgraded), and then as a gift from my wife and daughter a 13" Refurbished MacBook Air. And a hand me down iPhone 4s and now a 6s. he best products I have ever had. No more Windows devices!
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(2019-06-12, 07:20 PM)Fritz Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 03:36 PM)theDC Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 03:17 PM)Unreal Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 11:54 AM)Fritz Wrote:
(2019-06-12, 10:24 AM)divit Wrote: Apple knows their customers.

They do know their customers for these particular products, and it's not us. The Mac Pro, the XDR monitor, and the stand are not really being marketed to the average home user surfing the internet, it's really meant for professional applications.  How well it holds up to the competition in that market, I don't know, but I do know this isn't a setup the average person needs.

It was still a major gaffe, though. They should have just said the entire monitor costs $6000 bucks, but if you do not want the stand, they'll take off a $1000.

It's not for the average desktop user, but that still doesn't explain the $999 pricetag.

Fair, I'd be curious to see what makes it that price. Is there actual tech included? Or is it literally just a thing that holds the monitor like any stand?

"The Pro Stand has an intricately engineered arm that perfectly counterbalances the display so it feels virtually weightless, allowing users to easily place it into position," 

So, it moves up and down and side to side?  Well worth $1000, obviously.

From what I understand, for what it is, the monitor itself is actually very reasonably priced, and it was stupid for them to sell the stand separately.  The internet would not have exploded if they just sold the entire unit at $6000.  Some of the Monitors used in film studios are probably quadruple the price, but they come with a stand, lol.  

The Mac Pro, the Monitor, the stand, it's all so expensive anyway, most of the people complaining are probably not even interested in this product in the first place. I feel like this is a setup that companies or movie studios are going to be purchasing, and I doubt they care how much the individual components are worth.

That's the problem with this monitor - it doesn't really hold up as a reference quality display, even though it claims to be aiming at that market. Those other monitors are quadruple the price for a reason.

Mac Pros aren't for the casual user, but they aren't just for film studios either. They're also marketed towards creative professionals and small design studios. In this market, $1,000 extra is a considerable investment, especially for something like a stand lol.

In a lot of ways it shows how out of touch with reality Apple has become.
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Somebody make a knockoff and sell it for less
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