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

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by carrerascott, Dec 17, 2013.


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

Poll closed Dec 31, 2013.
  1. Yes, we will be able to order (not necessarily receive) it before 2014.

    39 vote(s)
  2. No, it will be pushed back into 2014.

    15 vote(s)
  1. carrerascott macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2009
    By orderable, I mean we can order it, but not receive it until sometime later.
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    I think it will definitely be this month but the CTO orders will not come until next month. Stock models delivered this month.
  3. SeattleMoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald
    12/30 - Order
    2/14 - In store availability

    Been saying this for several months HOPING to be proven wrong.:(
  4. violst macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
    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.
  5. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
    That would get Apple some very poor press.
  6. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2013
    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?
  7. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    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
  8. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2009
    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.
  9. violst macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
  10. doc4x5 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    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.
  11. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
    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.


    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.
  12. violst macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
    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.

    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.
  13. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    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.
  14. wildmac macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2003
    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.
  15. TylerD554 macrumors newbie


    Jul 29, 2013
    Well they originally said "Fall 2013" and that ends on saturday the 21st. Technically it could still happen this week.
  16. calaverasgrande, Dec 17, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013

    calaverasgrande macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2010
    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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