No one can say for sure there will BE a new MacPro. So i sure can't buy in at that price with that uncertainty.
Apple knows this. Schiller announced the MacPro before it was ready, very unusual for Apple. But they had to do it to calm the marketplace. They had to signal there was a future for MacPro.
1. It would have taken a week for Apple engineers to slap a new CPU and GPU into the trash can.
2. It would have taken NO time for Schiller or Cook to say. We aren't announcing updates for our Desktop models today, but they are very important to us and there is going to be a big announcement in January.
Their TOTAL silence now indicates it's over.
This is a pretty old thread but I'll play..
I don't think the Mac Pro is EOL, maybe it is in it's current incarnation but for Apple to make iOS & MacOS, WatchOS, etc. they'll still need pro level computers to crunch code. The amount of testing needed on a code base for something like an Xcode or Final Cut would be massive and surely throttling for any other class of Mac in the lineup.
I haven't followed workstation class GPUs from AMD or Nvidia and would think someone around here has a better idea, but is there something available openCL wise in a workstation configuration that can be 'slapped in' ?
I don't know about their silence, they may not just not be ready and aren't sure when they'll do it.
I hope it's worth at least one more go round with updated GPUs, faster storage, Thunderbolt3, etc. I hope they do too!
The 2013 nMP still makes me money on a daily basis, it's still fast, I haven't wanted for anything in my day to day computing life.