Do you think the new Mac Pro will be released (order-able) in December (2013)?

Do you think the new Mac Pro will be released (order able) in December (2013)?

  • Yes, we will be able to order (not necessarily receive) it before 2014.

    Votes: 39 72.2%
  • No, it will be pushed back into 2014.

    Votes: 15 27.8%

  • Total voters
    54
  • Poll closed .

violst

macrumors 6502
Jun 14, 2012
339
161
12/30 - Order
2/14 - In store availability

Been saying this for several months HOPING to be proven wrong.:(
If thats going to be the case I will be buying the older model 12-core 2.93/3.06

This wait is just ridiculous.
 

Cubemmal

macrumors 6502a
Jun 13, 2013
824
1
Seriously, this a poll? If they can't deliver this year they will certainly open it up for ordering at least.

Let me see, on the one hand they can lose credibility by not letting us order in December, despite long assurances that it will be available, or they can simply let us order and then ship when ready. Is there a choice here?
 

VirtualRain

macrumors 603
Aug 1, 2008
6,304
115
Vancouver, BC
I think what you're really asking is how many people believe we just haven't hit the right date, vs how many believe it's going to be delayed due to some issue.

I'll let you know my answer to this on or before Jan 1. :D
 

carrerascott

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 18, 2009
241
0
They should have opened ordering dec 1 with ship date in March. Then maybe surprise! We're ready in jan or feb. Instead it's this ridiculous silence and vague December date.
 

doc4x5

macrumors member
Jul 15, 2008
39
7
the great Pacific northwest
Think about it

Let's all wait a minute. I'd like to see what the real thing looks like too, but it's hard to believe that Apple, home of some pretty smart business people, is keeping all of us waiting for some obscure, nefarious reason. Something must be delaying the release and I cannot believe it's Apple being arbitrary. They make no money with nothing to sell.
 

wallysb01

macrumors 68000
Jun 30, 2011
1,576
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If thats going to be the case I will be buying the older model 12-core 2.93/3.06

This wait is just ridiculous.
This wait has been ridiculous for at least a year.

They completely missed the Sandy Bridge line, and for a lot of folks that would be a pretty huge upgrade. It brought high clock speeds to the bottom end CPU and higher clock speeds plus more cores to the top end DPs. The more aggressive turbo boosting also meant that the lower clocked bottom end duel processor CPUs would keep up with the single socket higher base frequency CPUs for low threaded work. Meaning, there was less sacrifice on the core count vs clock speed for those in between.

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Let's all wait a minute. I'd like to see what the real thing looks like too, but it's hard to believe that Apple, home of some pretty smart business people, is keeping all of us waiting for some obscure, nefarious reason. Something must be delaying the release and I cannot believe it's Apple being arbitrary. They make no money with nothing to sell.
But its been such a long wait that its hard to see Apple losing more sales at this point. So, from their perspective, they are probably just pushing sales into the future, rather than losing them entirely.
 

violst

macrumors 6502
Jun 14, 2012
339
161
Let's all wait a minute. I'd like to see what the real thing looks like too, but it's hard to believe that Apple, home of some pretty smart business people, is keeping all of us waiting for some obscure, nefarious reason. Something must be delaying the release and I cannot believe it's Apple being arbitrary. They make no money with nothing to sell.
You make a good point. But the problem is whatever we think the hold up is, is just speculation on our part. What makes this so ridiculous is that apple should just come out and say what the story is and give us a release date or a delay date, not just keep us blindly waiting yet again.

They completely missed the Sandy Bridge line, and for a lot of folks that would be a pretty huge upgrade. It brought high clock speeds to the bottom end CPU and higher clock speeds plus more cores to the top end DPs. The more aggressive turbo boosting also meant that the lower clocked bottom end duel processor CPUs would keep up with the single socket higher base frequency CPUs for low threaded work. Meaning, there was less sacrifice on the core count vs clock speed for those in between.
Another good point. I have always thought that apple should have come out with a sandy bridge version of the old mac pro just to hold people over while they were developing the nMP. But because they didn't people are sick and tired of waiting which backed apple into a corner with a fall 2013 release date which appears that they can't meet.
 

manu chao

macrumors 604
Jul 30, 2003
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You make a good point. But the problem is whatever we think the hold up is, is just speculation on our part. What makes this so ridiculous is that apple should just come out and say what the story is and give us a release date or a delay date, not just keep us blindly waiting yet again.
They gave us a date: December 2013

If they had it ready they would release it, they are not trying to find the best release date for marketing purposes and trying to tease you. It simply isn't ready, otherwise it had been released already.
 

wildmac

macrumors 65816
Jun 13, 2003
1,167
1
They gave us a date: December 2013

If they had it ready they would release it, they are not trying to find the best release date for marketing purposes and trying to tease you. It simply isn't ready, otherwise it had been released already.
Well, to follow that train of thought, they are going to miss their date, as a new professional desktop isn't magically going to be ready in the next 2 weeks.

We'll probably get a 'start ordering' in the next few weeks, with shipments in Feb at the earliest. Anything sooner and we would have had real information before this.
 

TylerD554

macrumors newbie
Jul 29, 2013
12
6
Well they originally said "Fall 2013" and that ends on saturday the 21st. Technically it could still happen this week.
 

calaverasgrande

macrumors 65816
Oct 18, 2010
1,291
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Brooklyn, New York.
they will come out just in time for an epic hype machine induced hysteria right before xmas.
So expect a Dec 20th to 22nd release. And even then it has to be in extremely limited quantities in order to create enough hysteria.

Really Apple, the articificial hype tactics were charming when you were the underdog and had no budget for marketing. But now you can afford to buy smaller companies with you marketing budget alone. You are about as charming as a 45 year old dressing like a tween.

The bit that is kind of freaking me out is the Apple store only listing what must be the bottom two models. Anything better is CTO. So all of us that want a machine with 8 or 12 cores will have to wait extra long, or maybe there are teething problems with the other CPUs?
 
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