Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels get the same unboxing treatment as an iPhone
What you need to know
- You can now buy some wheels to go with your Mac Pro.
- Costing $699 we expected something out of the ordinary.
- This unboxing shows Apple didn't play any games with the packaging experience.
Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels are incredibly costly and most Mac Pro owners aren't going to buy them. But one YouTuber did the buying so we wouldn't need to, and the unboxing experience is just as crazy as you probably expected from wheels that cost as much as an iPhone 11.
The video was put together for the Unbox Therapy channel and takes us through a very long seven minutes and 45 seconds of unboxing and then re-boxing the wheels. We don't get to see the wheels being installed, nor do we see them once they've been installed. But we do get to see that the unboxing experience would be right at home if there was an iPhone in there. But instead, there are four wheels. Expensive wheels. That don't lock in place.
Check it out if you want to see how Apple will ship out its wheels. It's surprisingly mesmerizing to watch, too.
Also, am I the only one that sees the icon for the Command key in the way the wheels are laid out in the box?
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
You do realize Lou was making extreme fun of apple and anyone who buys this garbage don't you?
The packaging for the wheels burns away any of Apple's self-proclaimed green credentials. These are a component for a product and should not be packaged in anything other than a brown and unbleached corrugated cardboard box. The amount of energy and resources to produce the cardboard for the white boxes Apple use is far higher than normal cardboard, and Apple have only used it to justify the extravagant price for the wheels, and to massage their own and the customers ego. It's really quite pathetic.
I just love the fact that Imore does not get the massive sarcasm in Lou's video. Love it. Omg it's apple. It's amazing. Pathetic.
Oh and the other thing THEY SHOULD BE INCLUDED WITH The ******* COMPUTER