Apple’s products likely lead the way in design, but the point they seem to get across each release is that they also lead the way in price.
I don’t know who, or why, someone would need to spend upwards of USD$30,000 on desktop computer. The latest release of the Apple Mac is a more reasonable $6,000, yet they have failed to mention to the cost of the full spectrum desktop version.
Luckily, tech moguls within the industry have created a ballpark figure for the equivalent parts. They speculate that “$33,720.88 is likely the bare minimum” cost of a fully kitted-out Mac Pro. And their calculation doesn’t include GPUs or a Pro Display XDR screen, which could push the cost north of $50,000.
It is most likely assumed by Apple that those willing to drop that much on a desktop will be heavily into design, not just a standard buyer looking to answer emails and download The Sims.
Yet I think the industry can agree that anywhere near $30,000 is a hefty amount for a single electronic device. Not to mention Apple has historically charged more for its pre-built configurations than it costs a user to build their own.