At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple launched the all-new Mac Pro that starts at $6,000. Alongside the Mac Pro, it also introduced a $999 stand for the Pro Display XDR, a monitor targeted towards pro users. Yes, Apple is charging an additional $1000 for the stand. That’s the same amount one would pay for the 64GB version of iPhone XS.
Look, Apple is known for charging a premium for its devices. The new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR monitor are aimed at creative professionals and we don’t think a high-profile game studio or film production house would have an issue paying for something that’s the best in the business. However, the new Pro Stand for at $999 (approximately Rs 69,000) seems highly overpriced and people have started reacting to it by posting memes and jokes about it on various social media platforms.
Here’s how users on Twitter reacted to the highly overpriced Apple Pro Stand for the Pro Display XDR monitor:
— Karan Arora (@arorakaranveer) June 5, 2019
Apple: stand will go for $1000
— edem Kumordjie (@TheRealEdem) June 3, 2019
Can’t wait to waltz through an Apple store:
Me: Okay, I have $1000 to spend what do you have?
Employee: We have our highest selling product. An incredibly powerful computer that does almost anything and fits in your pocket.
Apple: Or this metal stand.
— Preston Bowman (@Prestopia) June 4, 2019
Fuck AirPods the real flex is buying a Pro Stand. pic.twitter.com/1vVd1YTDMH
— Jose Gonzalez (@abagelsalad) June 4, 2019
Woah the crowd boo’d at the Pro Display Stand being $999 LOL that’s way too much cash for a vesa stand. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard a boo at an Apple live stream.
— Kelly Sommers (@kellabyte) June 3, 2019