Respect for the Mac Pro from the developer who brought us Tumblr, Instapaper and Overcast.
It’s hard to tell when Apple is listening. They speak concisely, infrequently, and only when they’re ready, saying absolutely nothing in the meantime, even when we’re all screaming about a product line as if it’s on fire. They make great progress, but often with courageous losses that never get reversed, so an extended silence because we’re stuck with a change forever is indistinguishable from an extended silence because the fix isn’t ready yet.
But there has clearly been a major shift in direction for the better since early 2017, and they couldn’t be more clear now:
Apple is listening again, they’ve still got it, and the Mac is back.
My take: I was sitting directly in front of Arment at WWDC19. I wish I’d counted his ‘oh my Gods’ and ‘holy shits.’
See also: Marco Arment is a happy camper