Mac Pro (Early 2008) officially vintage/obsolete

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mikeboss, May 2, 2015.

  1. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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  2. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    :( Mac mini (Early 2009) as well...

    Since when ?
     
  3. mikeboss thread starter macrumors 65816

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    AFAIK the list was updated yesterday (or let's say sometime last week).
     
  4. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    I am guessing that the next OS X release won't officially support these systems then.

    Should still get Yosemite updates for a while, iTunes, Safari etc so hopefully can last through till mk2 of the rMB and hopefully a better mac mini are out.

    My 2010 Mac Pro should be good still for a few more years and get new OS X releases.
     
  5. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    It's been 'vintaged' for a while.

    As for not getting OS updates, why?

    There is no actual reason to stop it getting them. The only way would be if Apple artificially imposed a limit. But the never do that so we have no issues.
     
  6. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    Apple rarely imposes hard limits (or limits that can't be circumvented for the diehards), but in terms of the stuff they troubleshoot and support they are pretty aggressive in pruning.

    My 2008s at work handle Yosemite fine (even on a spinning boot drive!) so I don't seem much in the way of performance issues likely to be a reason. The support status should put people of those models on warning though.
     
  7. nigelbb macrumors 6502a

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    That page is all concerning HARDWARE support. I think that this statement has been around some time:-

    Nothing has changed as regards the Mac Pro 3,1 it's just come up to it's seventh birthday.
     

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