Consumer tower to replace not complement Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alanlindsay, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. alanlindsay macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Seems like Apple are less interested in the Prosumer/Professional side these days. The margins on the MP are probably also quite low with the Xeons being so expensive. Maybe the next refresh will be to replace the Pro with a consumer tower.
  2. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2007
    i highly doubt it... but hey anything is possible with Apple!
  3. alanlindsay thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    For those who need server power, they'd still have the xserve.
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    We have no idea what the margins are. Apple are surely the biggest purchaser of 1600MHz FSB Xeons and are not paying the 1000 unit price Intel publish. Just because they are expensive doesn't mean that Apple would make more from a single socket desktop.

    Going from 8 core systems to 4 core systems would be some what of a step backwards don't you think?
  5. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    At first i"d say never......

    but judging by what just happened today, and how apple just took the "pro" out of macbook pro, I'm beginning to think that the future of the mac pro isn't so good.
  6. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    It'll be interesting to see what would be Prosumer would buy IF Apple launched a new range of Semi-MacPro and MacPro's, one aimed at home users wanting a desktop machine without all the server based bells and whistles, while the ProMac continues to be the hard-core Professional product aimed at creative pro's....

    Though I'm guessing high school kids would still buy the MacPro over the Semi-MacPro, simply because they're not earning the money to pay for the hardware themselves.... Poor parents.
  7. Chilz0r macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    Again, wouldn't a semi-pro eat into iMac sales?
  8. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    While I see a lot of people with MBP's who don't really need them, I rarely see people splurge on Mac Pro's.

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