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I'm almost surprised they've put so much R&D into them since the consumer market seems to be their money maker as opposed to the pro market.

Probably because:

a) the pro market still makes them money, and

b) there still is a pro market that needs to be satisfied. The question there is wether Apple is willing to abandon that market completely and cede whatever profits there are to be made to other companies (because, profit-maximization or not, there will always be a pro market. Someone will make money catering to that segment) ...

The pricing of the new Pro will decide wether Apple is serious about that market or just trying to bleed it dry before leaving ...