Mac Pro no longer in retail store

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BBriggs, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. BBriggs macrumors newbie

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    I was in the Apple store in Brent Cross London today getting my Air fixed while waiting I noticed there was no Mac Pros on display. An Apple Business rep told me they had been Discontinued finally?

    I find this hard to believe as it is still listed online.

    Brent Cross has one of the worst small footprints for a store of it's volume. Could this just be a retail space issues or is Apple starting the phase out.

    I love my Mac Pro two years in and it replaced my G5 of the same form factor. I can't imagine replacing it with a mac mini when the time comes.

    Anyone else see this missing at there retails stores?
     
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Retail space issue, not discontinued. The smaller retail stores rarely have a Mac Pro on display.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    The stores are all reconfiguring for the holiday season. Most have taken out their Mac Pros if they are short on space. There have been several threads about this.
     
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    The day the white Macbook was discontinued it was off the Apple Store online (Not counting refurbished of course). The Mac Pro is still there to purchase brand new. That should tell you everything you need to know ;)
     
  6. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    i havent seen a MP in an apple store here in Aus for over 3 years.. means Jack. :)
     
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Happens every holiday season at my local stores, too. No need to panic. Mac Pros aren't exactly "push" items.

    Everyone is shopping iPads, MacBooks and iMacs. Those items move in far greater numbers than Mac Pros ever do.
     
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  10. goMac macrumors 603

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    Why not? I think the number of threads is at an all time low since 2005! :)
     
  11. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    A new Mac Pro is what we need. I wouldn't mind getting one instead of an iMac. The Mac Pro is easier to upgrade and service. I'm afraid to remove the screen on the iMac, I may break it.
    Now... if I only had the money.... :(
     
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  13. BBriggs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for my silly panic but

    The Apple store Business Rep told me the MP was 'discontinued'. Guy works at the store and has no clue what's going on??!:mad:

    Again sorry for unnesssary thread.
     
  14. G4er? macrumors 6502a

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    During the summer the closest Apple store to me didn't have a mini on display. If it doesn't have a built in screen Apple doesn't seem to care.
     
  15. xgman macrumors 601

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    I imagine the space a MP takes up on the shelf can be replaced by 2-3 iproducts that tweens can slobber over along with all the rest. :rolleyes:
     
  16. gglockner macrumors 6502

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    1. There is no official announcement that the Mac Pro has been or will be discontinued.

    2. My understanding is that speculating on future products by Apple Store employees is a serious (firing?) offense.

    Thus, I seriously doubt this was at an Apple-owned store; perhaps at a reseller, but still, it's unprofessional.
     
  17. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    Since each Mac in the store has an iPad kiosk right next to it, an iMac 27" + iPad takes up about as much horizontal space as a Mac Pro + Display/keyboard does using Apple's standard display spacings.

    Swapping out the Mac Pro for an large screen iMac + kiosk would likely just make room for another MBP or MBA were the iMac was before they moved it. Apple Stores are moving to a much more self-service model, but the iOS app doesn't allow ordering Mac (or other higher priced items stocked in the back). A kiosk tied to a machine that does not sell much only serves to make for longer queues for the products a much larger fraction of the customers do want to buy.
     
  18. BBriggs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was an Apple Store and I high volume one

    This was the Apple Store at Brent Cross in London. I went back to the store today to pick up my repaired MBAir, seeked out the employee and told him how off base he was. Guy apologized and yet said he'd need to verify. Still clueless. As he is part of the new B2B scheme I question if these guys are not properly trained and vetted.
     
  19. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    So the rumor mills have shifted to the positive in the last few days over the possibilities of a new MP. Time will tell. And as a few readers have pointed out the 2x2.8 '08 still has a lot of life.

    (Although I find it odd and mildly disconcerting that my 2011 MBP with an Intel 320 SSD boots faster AND feels snappier than my '08 MP with the previous generation SSD).
     

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