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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Apple Planning 'Something Really Different' for New Mac Pro




The new Mac Pro model, expected later this year, is "something really different" according to a video professional who says he spoke with the Mac Pro product manager.

Writing on the RedUser.net forum, Andrew Baird says he spoke to Mac Pro project manager Douglas Brooks on the phone after emailing CEO Tim Cook with his concerns about the lack of a new professional tower from Apple over the past few years.

Baird told MacRumors that the call didn't include any specific details about when the new machine would be released, nor its specifications -- however, he was assured several times that the new Mac Pro would be worth the wait. Brooks told him that the machine would be released later this year.

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For what it's worth - a couple of months ago I received a call from Douglas Brooks, Apples project manager for the new Mac Pro to address my concerns about the new machine. Obviously he didn't tell me anything about the new MP, but asked me what I wanted to see. I told him expandability for extra graphics cards support, and memory expansion were at the top of my list amongst other things. His reply was simple:

"You are going to be really glad that you waited [to buy a new tower]. We are doing something really different here and I think you're going to be very excited when you see what we've been up to. I can't wait to show this off".

That conversation gave me enough confidence to wait for the new machine. I'm looking forward to the announcement. Hopefully the wait will be worth it.
Somewhat corroborating Baird's phone call, Lou Borella -- administrator of the 'We Want a New Macpro' Facebook group -- wrote on the page that he heard the new professional Mac would be "heavily reliant on Thunderbolt" with "no internal expandability", and would have support for dual-GPU's and no FireWire or optical drive.

In mid-2012, after a minor update to the Mac Pro was announced at WWDC, Tim Cook confirmed to a fan that new Mac Pros were coming in 2013, which was later reiterated by an Apple spokesman. It has also been rumored that the new Mac Pro would be the first Apple computer in years to be 'Made in the USA'.

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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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A nice surprise would be a reasonable price for a new Mac Pro.
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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All good news, but I think we can realistically say that this will be the last upgrade before it's killed off.
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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This should silence the people who still think iOS devices are "toys".

Ha, I almost had you there for a second.
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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I certainly hope this "something really different" refers to a Mac Pro chassis that is fully configurable and upgradable, with the ability to replace and upgrade each main component, instead of having to buy a whole Mac every other year.
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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Are we looking at a grotesquely oversized Mac Mini?
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Multiple GPUs? Let's hope they remember to include power plugs for them.
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:42 PM   #12
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There's very little in way of a tower that will be "really" different. Seriously. Sounds like an overhype.
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:42 PM   #13
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I have been waiting for a long time to break out the credit card for this.
Finally....
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Will they find a way to combine business-level computing with iOS style simplicity?
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New Mac Pro is going to be a standalone thunderbolt device with integrated gpu's, memory etc, and is going to require another mac to function. You heard it here first guys
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Hopefully this'll be great and enough to satisfy the people asking for a new Mac Pro for the past millenia. I feel sorry for them each time a Mac Announcement happens and theres no Pro
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I wonder when the last Mac Pro was purchased. Who would ever buy such an outdated product with an old price tag?
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Sounds like it could rely on modular Thunderbolt chassis for multiple GPU, hard drives, etc.
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All good news, but I think we can realistically say that this will be the last upgrade before it's killed off.
That doesn't seem realistic at all! If they have spent resources making "something really different" it makes no sense to kill it off after its one and only appearance.
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other video professionals have been confirming the same info

must be the apple way of tricking down insider info so we can stop whining
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Old Jun 5, 2013, 02:44 PM   #25
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Sounds like a small powerful machine with support for external GPUs and HDDs via Thunderbolt.
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