My annoyance is that they get the difficult things right and the easy things wrong... as if making some style point.
Macs: Great OS, great build quality, don't degrade over time as much as PCs, and now they've given hit some much needed new horsepower and continued with a beautiful screen. Fantastic.
Bad: Oled Touchscreen is cool, but not necessary and adds to price. Rather than completely get rid of USB-A, why not add a couple of USB-C to start transition but keep one standard USB and SD card reader? Vital for photographers and DSLR videographers. The Mag PSU was great - on a busy set your port didn't ripped out the motherboard or laptop fly across the room if something caught it. Shaves mm of thickness but will despite new heat dissipation will run hot and fans used more.
The "Pro" is supposed to mean "Professional." As a freelancer, I want my computer to be able to deal with anything with as little hassle as possible, as quickly as possible. The new horsepower does the latter, but removing half the ports that are still continually used by shooting, editing, and storage accessories in this industry and forcing the purchase of flimsy and expensive adapters is crazy and simply unnecessary, especially to make room for a scanner that makes apple pay work quicker! That is not professional.
It would be helpful if the article was a little more critical, maybe a "for and against"? If more were written this way, maybe apple would listen a little more. Maybe.
I'm staggered at how some people seem to have missed the point here. Yes, the cameras themselves are not THAT expensive, it's the increased expense that goes along with those large files farther down the line. And the article is headlined "why you might want to think twice" - not "shouldn't." Yes, you do get the option to reframe and do pseudo-movement, and those are powerful options, but equally (and I'm not including camera money here, just data processing money) you could shoot 2K or even 12-bit 1080p and you will save n awful lot of money on purchasing cards, drives, DIT time and equipment, Masters storage and backups, post house processing time etc... That money could easily pay for extra shoot time or more edit days or more time in the grade or maybe a professional composer or better/more lenses for the shoot or VFX to tidy up shots etc... Now this may have all been budgeted for, or maybe you'd rather forgo those options for 4K and the flexibility it brings, and that's a perfectly valid decision, but the point the podcast makes is speak to a post supervisor and get all the info needed to make that decision sensibly. The idea that just because a 4K camera is within your budget it by default becomes the best choice to shoot on is crazy.