I, too, am anxiously awaiting a new MacPro. Not that the current ones aren't fine machines, but I don't see the point of getting one of those when either we get a new one real soon, or Apple discontinues them entirely in favor if iMac and it's ilk (I hope not ...).I'm really getting tired of waiting for these things. When do you suppose is the next best guess for release? I think they're so ridiculous to keep the Pro products under such tight lock and key.
I don't think we have an answer until Apple discontinues it.But is it worth it to Apple? Having a “muscle” Mac in its lineup used to be important to Apple when it had to battle for attention against Windows PCs, but it’s not necessary anymore. If Apple doesn’t make an announcement in the upcoming weeks, we may have our answer.
Exactly. Look at the facts before getting worked up. The HP workstations that will be based on the E5 won't ship until April, and the E5s themselves weren't even released until a few days ago...in the middle of the iPad 3 launch/shipping frenzy.HP isn't shipping their new workstations yet either... calm down...
Yep. Neither HP nor Dell has shipped an E5 workstation yet.Exactly. Look at the facts before getting worked up. The HP workstations that will be based on the E5 won't ship until April, and the E5s themselves weren't even released until a few days ago...in the middle of the iPad 3 launch/shipping frenzy.
I don't think that's it at all.Apple just announced the "New iPad" on March 7th, which they will be officially releasing, officially selling, and officially delivering at the official launch on this Friday, March 16th.
I am in serious doubt that Apple will immediately announce or release a new Mac Pro, or any Mac computer for that matter in the period following this major product launch. Apple normally waits at least a month to a month and a half between each major product announcement, and they will be busy promoting, marketing, and selling these "New iPads" for the next few weeks while the iPad hype is still strong and in everybody's minds. Apple does not want to "taint the waters" or divert the focus from the "New iPad" which is the current focus of product sales for the time being.
With that said, I think we may be looking at late April/May right now before we see new Mac (or Mac Pro) announcements. That would indeed put everything around 600 days.
They've never been verbal on updates.Stay cool or not, I'm starting to loose hope. They could say something.
You could just look at shipping parts rather than starting another thread. The last of the cpus just started shipping. Appropriate gpus are released and about to start shipping assuming they go with solely AMD options. NVidia would be a bit longer, but given how long it's been already, I imagine they would want all options in place given that Apple doesn't do minor updates or spec bumps. If anything was coming in that regard, it would have been last year anyway.I'm really getting tired of waiting for these things. When do you suppose is the next best guess for release? I think they're so ridiculous to keep the Pro products under such tight lock and key.
These analogies don't convert well to computers . The 7980 makes sense in such a machine as it fits with their typical options (although a Firepro option with full driver features would be nice). People are obviously stressed because an extended refresh has them holding a particular machine longer than they anticipated, and possibly through several generations of software. Then of course no one wants to buy a machine late in a development cycle, not that I blame them.We'll soon see, Roman!
I hope that I'm right. My analogy is this: imagine a diner. They are famous for their fried chicken platter; at $6.99 it can't be beat, and they sell over 200 of them every day and 400 on Saturdays. But they also sell a $34.99 surf & turf. They only sell about two of those a day. But they have a few dozen regulars who come in just for that. It's worth keeping those regulars, and they also bring family and friends. As long as the diner's cooler isn't crammed too full of stuff that is more profitable, it's no sweat off the owner's nose to keep some filets and lobster tails on hand. I know this is oversimplified and that maintaining the MP line is a wee bit more involved than keeping animal parts in a cooler...
.. but please may I be right!
(If not, then when that becomes clear, I'll be stockpiling the fastest MPs I can put together from refurbs, CPUs etc....)
>> *BUT*, the real reason I think we'll be seeing new Pros is the fact that support for the AMD 7980 has been reported in developer previews of the new OS. (I'm still on Lion.) <<
Why? All it would do is further tank sales of the existing Mac Pro.Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9B176)They could say something.