10 Hilarious Images That Mock The New Mac Pro Design

Can’t innovate anymore, my ass — those were the words uttered by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, during the unveiling of the new Mac Pro at WWDC ’13. He was indirectly responding to rumours about how the company was suffering creatively after the demise of former CEO, the late Steve Jobs. The Mac Pro was long due for a refresh; and the company surprised their guests with the new and unique cylindrical design, featuring a thermal core in the centre.

However, does it surprise you learn that not everyone is affected by Apple’s Reality Distortion Field? To show their displeasure with the new design, the public resorted to mockery. Here are 10 hilarious uses they came up with for the new Mac Pro (design).

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Douglas Griffin

This collection of pictures is very funny. However, I would challenge any of the image creators to design a more innovative system with a non-traditional enclosure. It’s one thing to create it’s another to be original.

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dragonmouth

WOW! A cylinder, what a novel idea. NOT!!!
Original? NOT!!!

I challenge you to go to ANY case modding site and there you will see really non-traditional enclosures. Just because it’s from Fruitco, does not mean it’s revolutionary or even evolutionary. It’s just a case of emperor’s new clothes.

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Matt Smith

A case modding site? You must be joking. Most “modded” cases look like a riced-out Honda Civic got caught in a trash compactor.

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dragonmouth

I did not the case mods looked good, I just said they are more novel and original than a cylindrical trash can.

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MacDude

It’ will be interesting to see how many cylindrical PC crop up next year.

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Aaron Couch

Oh my goodness — as much as I am a Windows guy, it absolutely annoys me when companies copy Apple — look at how many iPod look-alike devices were made. Think of your own innovation and stop copying what other companies do.

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Jackson Chung

Aaron, imitators will exist to cash in on Apple’s successes. Apple will in turn revamp existing designs and call it their own. It’s a vicious cycle.

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Aaron Couch

Very true — you’re right on the money there, Jackson.

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Brendon

iThis and iThat is a copy of iPaq originally made my Compaq. So who is copying whom?

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Jaypee Cruz

lol this

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Jeff

We need something black or white! And rounded edges, people love rounded edges!

Like this? http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/prodimages/D-Link_DIR-826L_Cloud_Gigabit_Router_N600_DIR-826L_B_1_medium.jpg

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null

This is beautiful! The dumplings one got me hahaha

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Jackson Chung

I lolled at that too :)

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Chinmay Sarupria

I just don’t understand this cylindrical design. What is it for? Where is the screen? Where are the keys?

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Ivan

mmm, you are not serious are you?

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Junil Maharjan

they should design it as a fire hydrant, that can be used both by the owners and their pet dogs.

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Mart Kung

I actually quite like this cylindrical design. And what would be cooler than a powerful computer in shape of Darth Vader’s head?? :) I know it’s just a shopped picture, but seriously, if you’d built a computer like this you’d make some serious cash.

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dragonmouth

The cylindrical shape is simple and elegant. However, it is not a Fruitco original design. Case modders built cylindrical computers years ago. I have also seen a Darth Vader-shaped PC, although I don’t recall on which site.

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Taufik Ramadhan

i’m hungry…

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Vlado Gomez

Mac as ashtray – super

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Lavender

I noticed a lot of comments hinting at Mac hatred, i.e., the commenters are definitely Windows guys.

Well, I USED to be a Windows person, too. My husband, an Operations Research Analyst, is too only because he has to be.

When I owned PCs, they lasted, on average, about 9 – 18 months (18 months was a GOOD run). Then, despite all my antivirus, anti-malware, anti-this, anti-that — and despite all my best efforts and relentless vigilance and caution — I’d eventually pick up SOMETHING and have to reformat. Sometimes I’d lose the machine entirely.

My Computer expert husband never uses his PC for anything but work, just to avoid similar experience. His machines last — O! Amazing! — as long as TWO years!

I finally switched to a Mac. In FOUR years, the only thing I’ve had to do is upgrade my RAM. I do minimal, regular maintenance. I DO run ClamXav, including Sentry, and I’m conscientious about using Ad Blockers and such, and paying attention to WOT recommendations — all of which eventually failed me on a Windows machine, but so far have NEVER let me down on my Mac.

So, laugh away, and mock it by calling it “Fruitco”. It was more expensive than a PC, yes. But not when you consider that, by now, I’d have probably gone through three more Windows machines. I’ve gone Mac, and will never, ever go back unless I’m dragged, and I’ll be kicking and screaming.

I don’t give one tinker’s d@mn whether their design is innovative or not. I only care about quality. It *could* look like Darth Vader, or a Unicorn, for all I care, as long as I never have to live in terror of viruses and malware ever again.

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dragonmouth

“I noticed a lot of comments hinting at Mac hatred”
I don’t “hate” the Mac, I dislike the company for its policies. I do not use Apple products because a) they are too expensive for my taste, b) I do not want to be locked into the Fruitco universe.

“the commenters are definitely Windows guys.”
I don’t know about the others but I am a Linux “guy”.

“When I owned PCs, they lasted, on average, about 9 – 18 months (18 months was a GOOD run).”
Sorry but I have to question how you used your Windows PCs. Even allowing that Windows is the main target for all kinds of malware purveyors, 9-18 months is a VERY short time between failures. In 35 years of working in IT the only people I knew who picked up SOMETHING were the ones who opened up any email sent to them, checked out each and every attachement, checked out any ads that appeared on the screen. I have computers that have been running various versions of Windows for 10 years without needing to be reformatted.

“I don’t give one tinker’s d@mn whether their design is innovative or not”
I was responding to a challenge Douglas Griffin issued when I said that the cylinder is neither original not innovative. However, I’m with you. Function trumps form every time.

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Shifat

My computer’s been running fine, virus free, and without any problems for the past five years. As long as you don’t download stuff that will mess your computer up, it will stay healthy. This same goes for Macs. There are malware programs that you can download for a Mac that will do some serious damage which will make you take your device to the Fruit bar. (That is, if you don’t know how to remove it.)

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Lazza

So your husband is a computer expert and he has never talked to you about Linux? Surprising…

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Pooky Joralyn

A cylindrical PC looks pretty silly to me.

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dragonmouth

But then you are not one of the Fruitco Faithful.

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David

I used to adore Apple, now I refuse to deal with them. This is the worst idea that anyone has ever come up with. No optical drive?!!! No PCI slots(for Pro Tools HD systems)?!!! WTF Apple? Pro computer my ass…now I won’t even own an iPod. I remember a time when I had a normal G4 tower that I could actually change the video card if I needed to, those days are long gone. Thankfully, Windows 7 on my laptop runs about like OSX. Time to embrace Linux fully I suppose(for day to day usage, surfing the net and such, Windows for recording projects). Goodbye Apple, good riddance. Goodbye Logic Studio, hello CueBase. Finally get to comment on this atrocity of a computer. The old Macpro by the time everything in the tower was maxed out(64 gigs of Ram, 8 Tb of hard drive space, etc etc etc), the computer came out to about 12000 dollars. I could go build a PC running Windows 7 with 192 gigs of ram, the same amount of hard drive space, for about 5000 dollars. Talk about shooting oneself in the foot. I had Pro Tools LE on a G4 and a Windows XP laptop when I had a Digi002, it ran the same between Windows and OSX(although back then I preferred OSX because it ran so much smoother than Windows XP). Reason ran the same also. The only reason to deal with Apple these days is if you want to run Logic. Again, good riddance…

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Dylan T

Mac trolled.

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Patrick S

I miss that cool cube they used to have

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Richard

Know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of EVERY apple product that is unique and different and everyone slams it, until it comes out and it’s the best of it’s class, then everyone copies it. Remember all the iPad jokes about the name…or that its just a big iPhone…yeah, who’s laughing now??

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David R.

Apples are for people who want to work but have no control over how they do it. I will refuse to buy this for the same reasons i hate mac book airs. Non standard parts. Bottom line is if you like it buy it if not dont. I just cant see spending mac pro money for a machine that has no real room for upgrading. I am sure you hardcore apple folks are used to that. By the way i own at least one of everything apple, not by choice its for work i dont pay for them, and i fail to see why people have such a strange attachment to the company.

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James Faulkner

Check out another version of the new Mac Pro we did: https://twitter.com/SodaPopMedia/status/351804178085076992/photo/1

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Nigel

Hardly hilarious! Creative or imaginative maybe but not ‘funny’

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Sam N

hahaha…very good pictures design. like it :) those guys are creative.