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Tim Cook Confirms Plans for New Mac Pro Next Year

By - Source: AppleInsider | B 30 comments

Sit tight for another year, Mac Pro users.

Apple on Monday announced refreshes to its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro line of notebooks, but the company's desktop Mac Pro didn't get much love. The Mac Pro got a minor update that included a CPU bump, but still lacks features like USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. However, Apple has let the people know that it hasn't forgotten about the Mac Pro. Not at all. In fact, the usually tight-lipped company has confirmed that we'll be getting a new Mac Pro next year.

Taking a leaf out of Steve Jobs' book and speaking to a concerned customer via email, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed plans to update the Mac Pro in 2013:

Franz,

Thanks for your email. Our Pro customers like you are really important to us. Although we didn’t have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at today’s event, don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year. We also updated the current model today.

We’ve been continuing to update Final Cut Pro X with revolutionary pro features like industry leading multi-cam support and we just updated Aperture with incredible new image adjustment features.

We also announced a MacBook Pro with a Retina Display that is a great solution for many pros.

Tim

Apple later confirmed to Forbes that the email from Cook was genuine and that it's working on new models and designs for its Mac Pro desktop that will be released in 2013. The current Mac Pro was released in July 2010.

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    FLanighan , June 14, 2012 12:28 PM
    TheBigTrollthe only mac that is worth paying 2000$


    The cheapest mac pro is $2500 and is about as powerful as an $800 PC... soooo no.
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    alidan , June 14, 2012 12:45 PM
    TheBigTrollthey offered dual xeons and they are fully customizable


    and the computer alone costs over 14000$

    macs had a place a long time ago, when they offered more ram than others, now, they have final cut, thats it, that is the only reason to get a mac is final cut, and only if you are doing video professionally. beyond that, just get a pc, and windows 7.
  • 10 Hide
    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 12:38 PM
    IloveappleI hope I can get my mom to take out a loan, I want 4 of these!


    I noe rite? Ima get me at least 2, 1 4 looken at facebook n twitter, n da otha 1 4 runnen gamez n torrentz lul.
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  • 22 Hide
    FLanighan , June 14, 2012 12:28 PM
    TheBigTrollthe only mac that is worth paying 2000$


    The cheapest mac pro is $2500 and is about as powerful as an $800 PC... soooo no.
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 12:33 PM
    I hope I can get my mom to take out a loan, I want 4 of these!
  • 10 Hide
    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 12:38 PM
    IloveappleI hope I can get my mom to take out a loan, I want 4 of these!


    I noe rite? Ima get me at least 2, 1 4 looken at facebook n twitter, n da otha 1 4 runnen gamez n torrentz lul.
  • 8 Hide
    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 12:39 PM
    the power of religion. you buying an apple product feels like donating the extra money to the church. the same feeling that believe at facebook holds the key to the future.
  • 13 Hide
    alidan , June 14, 2012 12:45 PM
    TheBigTrollthey offered dual xeons and they are fully customizable


    and the computer alone costs over 14000$

    macs had a place a long time ago, when they offered more ram than others, now, they have final cut, thats it, that is the only reason to get a mac is final cut, and only if you are doing video professionally. beyond that, just get a pc, and windows 7.
  • 5 Hide
    mindless728 , June 14, 2012 1:21 PM
    Quote:
    and the computer alone costs over 14000$

    macs had a place a long time ago, when they offered more ram than others, now, they have final cut, thats it, that is the only reason to get a mac is final cut, and only if you are doing video professionally. beyond that, just get a pc, and windows 7.


    Even considering FInal Cut, you are better to make your PC as hardware similiar to the mac pro (not too hard to do anyways) and either Hackintosh It (dual boot another OS if need be) or run OSX in a VM
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    Camikazi , June 14, 2012 1:29 PM
    TheBigTrollthey offered dual xeons and they are fully customizable

    Yea but the cheapest one is $2500 and is a quad core with 6GB RAM and a 1 TB HDD, aside from being a Xeon I see no reason for $2500 there.
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    eddieroolz , June 14, 2012 2:30 PM
    Tim Cook is really starting to evolve his style of management away from Steve Jobs' ways. I personally find this welcome.
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 3:03 PM
    surely for TODAY the current macpro are overpriced sh*t, but when it just released the top-end line (default config 12 core xeons sometime in 2010) is one of the cheapest workstation in its category, you might complaint that it only provide a consumer grade graphic card, but considering that macpro is rarely using more than 3 displays, it still gives a decent price for its intended use.
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    tocoleve , June 14, 2012 3:22 PM
    can walk well after the time of Jobs?
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    tocoleve , June 14, 2012 3:24 PM
    why the apple can not be linked? http://www.apple.com
  • 2 Hide
    hoof_hearted , June 14, 2012 3:40 PM
    You can make 2 Mac-in-Dells for that price with the same specs. Maybe not as hipster, but come on, how many people come into your iHouse anyway?
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    apone , June 14, 2012 3:49 PM
    What I find strange about Cook, in addition to saying that desktop Mac Pro customers are important but have neglected them this time around, is that Apple has the resources (cash, manpower, manufacturing influence) to ensure that their hardware/software refresh can be across the board for their products. At the very least, the Mac Pro refresh could have included USB 3.0, current-generation ATI graphics cards, a less-ridiculous CPU option like Sandy/Ivy Bridge (instead of Xeon), and heck even a generous price drop to improve sales.
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 4:10 PM
    Hopefully they stop soldering parts in! The new MacBook pros with retina display have soldered cpus, ram and a battery glued in to the system. That's some S**t right there. Pay us lots of money for an alright system with a fantastic display (btw you can't upgrade s**t in it.) It has built in solid state storage so you can't upgrade that either and its sata II not III wtf!!!
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    Hellbound , June 14, 2012 5:11 PM
    I have a neighbor who is everything mac.. He paid $3500 for a mac that was slower than my sons $2000 gaming pc.. And his response was "you also pay for the great experience of owning a mac". lol
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    nebun , June 14, 2012 6:31 PM
    lol....milk that pro cow, milk it good
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