I’ll take a look at the Precision line, for sure. With a detailed argument like that, I believe what you say. In my last response I said “pro users,” which is imprecise. I was thinking more of creative pros, but I should have used those words, because there are plenty of pro users in other fields. I fully agree with your point about the USB-C ports, which is obviously one of those big drawbacks about being in the Apple ecosystem.

There’s one major point in my original article which I don’t think I communicated very well, which is that all of us who talk about being trapped in the Apple ecosystem are being a little silly. I thought it would be entertaining to give a little insight into the perspective some people occupy as creative pros, having a loyalty to Apple that is in many ways outdated. And the reasons our loyalty persists will often sound extremely trivial to non-Apple users, to the point of being comical. Why would you insist on AirDrop when you can use Dropbox? And yet, in all of my workflows, Airdrop saves an insane amount of time, when time is of the absolute essence. As much as I hate many decisions Apple has made, and as much as I wish I could exercise my leverage as a consumer to spend my money elsewhere, I know that I would be far less effective in my work without Apple, and that means I would get a lot less work overall.

May the best argument win. And let us shake hands when it’s done.

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