Boo hoo and bah humbug. Let me examine the issues and provide a bit of clarity.
Apple hit a big home run with based loaded on the Mac Pro, but that assumes there are professional level customers who have a big wad of money because the entry level model with display and stand comes in just under $12,000; substantially more than a comparably equipped– and that’s not the right phrase for Xeon Inside, a Retina 5K display, 32GB RAM et al– iMac Pro at $4,999.
$12,000 to get started on the Mac Pro. It’s likely that more than 99-percent of all Mac users will not buy a new Mac Pro (whenever it ships; maybe Apple made only one). That makes 1-percent of Mac users members of the 1-percent group who have enough money to splurge on the most expensive Mac ever made.
Estimates for high end Mac Pro models run from $20,000 to $30,000, to $50,000.
Apple sells about 20-million Macs a year, so one percent of that hits 200,000 Mac Pro models. Does that seem like too many? Apple hit a big home run for a very small number of customers but nobody is complaining about anything except the price tag.
What? Customers complaining about an Apple price tag?
On the other side of the fence someone is complaining. In this case, it’s not customers, it’s Apple developers who hate the new Sign in with Apple requirement for iOS apps. Sign in with Apple is like Sign in with Google, or Facebook, or Twitter, or any others that app developers and websites require of customers.
Apple is giving customer another choice, and this one is far more secure and beneficial to users than the aforementioned privacy killers, and developers are complaining already.
Sign in with Apple is mandatory for apps that use Sign in with Google, or Sign in with Facebook, or Sign in with Twitter, et al. Even better, Apple gives users in iOS 13 the choice of how to handle email in the sign up process, by giving them a throwaway disposable email alias that hides the user’s identity.
I can see why Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others won’t like that, but many app developers are not happy about it, either.
Too bad. So sad.
It’s my information and I don’t want to give it away for free. Apple is pushing privacy, but still hasn’t come up with the Privacy toggle switch that even government officials want.