I started this thread requesting feedback about my interest in the iMac Pro. After reading the posts and doing additional research, I’ve decided to put that idea on hold. The thing that is intriguing me now is the upcoming release of the Modular Mac Pro and Mac Pro Display. My equipment needs to support C4D, Final Cut Pro and Digital Performer digital audio workstation (DAW) including Vienna Ensemble Pro. This involves the networked use of multiple computers.
Years ago I started out using Windows and Mac and found my personal choice is to use Macs. Although Macs started out being the personal choice for many professionals, since then, Apple has put much of its resources in consumer products and not professional products.
The upcoming release of the Modular Mac Pro and Mac Pro Display are some of the first products being released by Apple to possibly resume their interest in professional products. The iMac Pro is also a step in that direction, but has obvious built in limitations. From what I’ve read, Apple has consulted with professional developers to help assess their needs to know what we need to do our work. I would assume that Apple wants to support Final Cut Pro users. But, I’m hoping they will also tap into the needs of DAW and 3D users. The upcoming Apple event on October 30th may give a glimpse into more. We’ll see.
Thanks again for all of the great ideas generated on this helpful site!