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Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
The average user simply has no real need for Thunderbolt.
This is exactly my point...and I'm glad we agree on it!

Which means (for the last 2 years)...the inclusion of Thunderbolt ports on Mac-Mini's, MacBook Pro's, and iMac's has really not been necessary. And for folks that have Thunderbolt Display's...they could still be using the old mini-display port 27" display.

AND...if the average user has no real need for Thunderbolt...then Apple should certainly remove the Thunderbolt port on Mac-Mini's, MacBook Pro's, and iMac's...and give us a port that the average user can make use of.

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Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
But the new Mac Pro isn't for the average user either. If professionals really do take to the new Mac Pro, then I'd expect more TB peripherals to follow. I think there are enough options now to get what they need using TB now.
Again...maybe so. But then we have to consider the issue of "economies of scale". Companies won't produce more TB peripherals just for Mac Pro's if they cannot make a lot of them to make a decent profit.

Or...they would not produce very many of them (small production runs)...and charge the Mac Pro owners who want them...very very high prices.

We shall see.

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