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.