While I agree with most of what he says and understand his viewpoint, I still feel that Apple knows that while the Mac Pro has never been it’s top seller, it’s utilized by some of their most ardent supporters, the professional video community. While it is possible to run Final Cut Pro flavors on a standard iMac or MacBook Pro quite well, there are needs that the professional community have for expansion and raw power that cannot be matched by the all in one iMac. And for larger projects that involve digital graphics, special effects and 3d rendering environments, an iMac just doesn’t cut it most of the time.
While this is a smaller market, most of the buyers in this category are not worried near as much about paying the premium for these machines. And let’s not forget that this is the same community that launched Final Cut and Apple Pro Apps to the levels of ubiquitous use that they enjoy today.
Apple may decide in the future to discontinue the Mac Pro, but for the sake of the power user, I truly hope they don’t.