Cool does not equal usefulness
Apple is not listening to its users, and is falling behind with its products being cool and useful. The new Macbook Pro is anything but a professional machine. It maybe can replace some desktops, but not all. It can certainly replace the 2013 Mac Pro, which is supposed to be the top of the line professional computer from Apple. For some reason Apple takes years to update its computers. I would love to spend another $5400 on a new Mac Pro with more modern CPUs and GPUs, but I do not have that option.
Apple is making what it thinks is cool. A professional laptop does not need to be the thinnest laptop around, and missing lots of necessities in the name of being cool. Apple has lost its way, is offering overlapping products, and not producing products people want. Confusion like removing the analog headphone port from the iPhone, but keeping it on the new Macbook Pro. Apple only has a few products, so couldn’t the teams speak to each other?
If Apple does not update the Mac Pro soon, I will build a Hackintosh that will blow the current Mac Pro out of the water. Apple may not care about the Mac Pro, as its bread and butter are the iPhone and laptops, but many may stop buying their laptops if they refuse to give the people what they want.