A lot of different items that feature wheels, like a stroller for instance, feature a locking mechanism.
The $400 wheels accessory option for the new Mac Pro is not one of them, sadly. This particular fact was discovered by MKBHD, also known as Marques Brownlee, as part of a review of the Mac Pro that was published recently. In a subsequent tweet, Brownlee says, “#protip don’t get the wheels if you keep this thing on your desk. There’s no locks”.
The tweet includes a video in which you can see the Mac Pro, outfitted with the wheels accessories that cost a whopping $400, rolling around pretty freely thanks to the fact it lacks any kind of locking mechanism.
Here’s the tweet:
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 26, 2020
If you want to check out MKBHD’s review of the Mac Pro, you can click this link.
As mentioned above, the wheels for the Mac Pro are not cheap. They cost $400. But Apple will start selling them as a customer-installable aftermarket option in the near future, just in case anyone who buys a Mac Pro and doesn’t get the wheels right out of the gate changes their mind down the road.
You won’t be surprised to hear that some folks are having a bit of a laugh at Apple’s expense over this. Take, for example, a Jony Ive parody account on Twitter that published an image of a “Wedge Pro” (or “Apple Wedge Pro”). This could be used as a stopper for the wheels, since they lack a locking mechanism of their own.
— ᴺᴼᵀ Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) February 26, 2020
It’s an interesting omission on Apple’s part, to be sure. Should the wheels on the Mac Pro feature a locking mechanism, you think?