Apple fans are used to paying a premium price for design, cachet and performance. A Mac Pro for $5,999? You got it. The specs are amazing. Pro Display XDR for $4,999? Cool. That’s way cheaper than many high-end displays used for video. And $1,000 for the monitor stand? Hell no! Slow your roll, Apple!Even the Apple-loving crowd at Monday’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote seemed stunned by the premium price. Now playing: Watch this: Mac Pro: Everything you need to know 5:40 Apple touts the $999 stand’s ability to tilt, change height and rotate, but that’s not convincing general audiences the cost is justified. Unhappy techies took to Twitter to call the move greedy, sad and “the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine.”Those are some harsh words, but others took the time to crack wise about the cost instead. Video maker jacksfilms, who snarked on the $1,000 iPhone X in 2017, composed a lovely piano ballad comparing Apple with pricey fashion label Supreme.Some weighed the cost of the stand against the price of Apple’s flagship iPhone.Twitter user edem Kumordjie decided there had to be a better way to mount the monitor and suggested a DIY… Read full this story
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