Apple Offers Minor Processor Bump to Mac Pro Line, No Thunderbolt

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    Apple has quietly upgraded the Mac Pro with minor processor bumps and an increase in the standard RAM to 6GB in the least expensive configuration. The update does not include the much-anticipated addition of the Thunderbolt I/O system.

    Reports The Verge:
    The new Mac Pro's are now available on the Apple Online Store.

    Article Link: Apple Offers Minor Processor Bump to Mac Pro Line, No Thunderbolt
     
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    Not even Thunderbolt. Speaks volumes of how much attention Apple pays to the pro market.
     
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    Stunned. Apple, if you're going to discontinue the Mac Pro, just do it. Don't piss on our shoes and tell us it's rain.
     
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    This is a joke. A cruel joke.
     
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    This is a…

    …joke. :|
     
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    No way.. Just no way Apple is doing this!!
    Mac Pro is dead, they don't care anymore:(
     
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    This is a huge disappointment. I'm not one for dramatics, but it really is a shame that this is all that they could do for the Mac Pro, considering what they just did for the MacBook Pros.

    They could have also upgraded the graphics options as well at the very least, the 5770's are very old compared to the 6870 I'm running in a Hackintosh and 7000-series chips that AMD is shipping now.
     
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    This feels like a slap in the face ...
     
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    Looks like my next Mac desktop will be a hackintosh.
     
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    Why even bother?? No recent CPUs, GPUs, USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt! :rolleyes:

    Unless they're sitting on a new re-design of the Mac Pro to come out soon, I don't understand it. But if you had a new one on the slate, why update it at all?
     
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    This means one of two things. Apple is going to discontinue them in the future. Or they are working on a major redesign that just wasn't ready yet. Hopefully it's the latter.
     
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    I'm stunned....
     
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    No, I'm pretty sure "Don't buy" still applies.

    Matt
     
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    They were too busy designing that awful Maps app to upgrade the Mac Pros.
     
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    Apple seems to want to the Mac Pro to fail hard this year.
     
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    Hackintosh it is then :(
     
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    Absolutely flabbergasted.
     
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    Why would they even bother with this update? Waste of resources, and where's the 8 core?
     
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    Agreed—or at least, how much Apple believes the pro market is going to be focused on towers in future.

    Still doesn’t mean a “real” Mac Pro isn’t coming someday. You can dream :eek: But we now know it won’t be soon. (As many have said, if something else were just around the corner, why bother with this?)
     
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    Do you know what, that minor processor bump is actually more of a slap in the face than just dropping the product entirely. If they are working on a brand new model, i wish they'd just say something. Jesus. This secrecy ********* works for some products, but not for the Mac Pro.
     
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    What an INSULT

    Hackint0sh here I come.

    What a huge slap in the face. I have the urge to beat Tim Cook about the head with the Radeon 5770 that comes with the "new" Mac Pro.

    F OFF,:apple:

    :mad::mad::mad:
     
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    If there was a time and place to announce an updated Mac Pro it was WWDC. Only other place I could have imagined was to the video editor's conference (can't remember the name of it). This is simply disappointing. I was not in the market for one of these, but how could you not bring these up to Thunderbolt and USB 3.0? How could you not update the CPU's and graphics cards. The real pros need these machines updated -- you cannot ignore the pro market and leave that to somebody else.
     
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    iMacs?

    I've been waiting for an iMac upgrade, and nothing! I'm wondering if Apple will quietly update them as well? Seem unlikely since they probably would have done it by now when they silently updated the Mac Pro. Not happy.

    Sad day for people waiting on the Mac Pro. Hardly a pro machine with no Thunderbolt or USB3. What a joke.
     
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    Say what?

    Barely an update at all. What a joke. They didn't even bother with Thunderbolt or USB3.0.

    Its like they wanted to kill it, but couldn't pull the trigger, so they just added what they could without having to do any work.
     

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