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Tim Cook Confirms Plans for New Mac Pro Next Year

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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  • TheBigTroll
    the only mac that is worth paying 2000$
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  • FLanighan
    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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  • The fastest PC in the world just got faster a few days ago, now they are already talking about making it even better?!

    WOW! CAN'T WAIT! I was going to cancel my order for the new one announced this week, but I think I may just get both instead!
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  • I hope I can get my mom to take out a loan, I want 4 of these!
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  • TheBigTroll
    9374952 said:
    The cheapest mac pro is $2500 and is about as powerful as an $800 PC... soooo no.


    they offered dual xeons and they are fully customizable
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • alidan
    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.
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  • mindless728
    9374958 said:
    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
    TheBigTrollthey offered dual xeons and they are fully customizableYea 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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