Rumor Suggests Replacement for Mac Pro Due in April or May

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    MacDailyNews, which does not have much of a track record on rumors, says one of its sources said Apple will announce a replacement to the Mac Pro at some point in the next several months.

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    It has been nearly one thousand days -- almost three years -- since the last significant update to the Mac Pro.

    Last year, Apple said a new Mac Pro model was likely to arrive sometime in 2013. Earlier this year, a European reseller claimed they heard from Apple that a new Mac Pro would arrive this Spring. WWDC 2013 would seem to make the most sense for the announcement of a new pro-level Mac workstation.

    The current Mac Pro is not available for purchase in Europe because of EU regulatory requirements around unprotected fan blades, providing some additional incentive for Apple to release a new model.

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    finally, an article that's worthy enough to be on MacRumors!
     
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    twietee

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    Wooohaa!

    That'd be awesome. Finally a reason to visit the Mac Pro forum again, too. :D
     
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    My source says that Apple will release at least 1 new device in 2013.
     
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    I will believe it when I...

    See it.. and so far all evidence we currently have has been nothing but vaporware at best.. And I am sure it won't be anything like the Mac Pro we are all using now. I expect it to be very small, with limited expandability and mostly everything integrated and or soldered to the board, given Apple's direction towards the consumer and not Pro users.

    Maybe 1 or 2 PCIe 2.0 or 3.0 slots at best.. and be lucky if there is thunderbolt on there and or SATA III.

    I am sure it will be a hybrid of the Mac Mini or iMac with PRO stuck on it.

    We will have to wait and see though.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....what a joke! Really?
     
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    Somehow, I feel like this won't be a new model. I feel like it'll just be an update so they can sell the current Pro's in Europe again.
     
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    Not the price for sure.
     
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    I already sold my 2010 Mac Pro earlier this year to build my own workstation. While I do miss some things about OS X, when I am in my major programs they work just the same. Except now everything runs much faster.
     
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    One of the safest educated guess I've heard in a while.
     
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    Mac Pro at WWDC is my guess along with a very revamped OS 10.9 that has 4k and h.265 aka HVEC.

    4k is the new thing this year if you follow the NAB. Intel is even updating Thunderbolt to accommodate 4k.

    We will hear a lot about this in June.
     
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    Reliability wise, definitely.
     
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    Eh, with a hackintosh Mac Pro look alike at least you can overclock it, right?

     
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    That community does a hell of a job for the price point.
     
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    This seems to be the way most people go. If you need more power at a fraction of the cost, build it yourself.
     
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    I shall bring the meat, the ale, and the wine, and we shall feast like kings in these times of celebration!
     
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    My vote goes to a refresh of the entire macbook family and a new Mac pro at WWDC.
     
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    I know, right? They said in 2013. Only 8.5 months left this year, which would qualify as "several"
     
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    Mac Pro:confused:

    Do they still make those :eek:

    There should be no more rumours till its announced officially :mad:
     
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    we have been waiting way to long for this beast. Lets pray this is true.
     
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    Farewell you "What about the Mac Pro" comments. We will miss you. :D
     

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