Mac Pro Unavailable for In-Store Reservations at Many Locations

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Mac Pro reservations at Fifth Avenue Apple Store

One MacRumors reader has pointed out to us that Apple's somewhat-hidden Reserve and Pick Up program is currently showing the company's Mac Pro models as "Unavailable" for reservation at his local retail store in Canada, possibly hinting at an imminent update. According to the tipster, the Mac Pro was seeing full availability for reservations at his store as recently as yesterday.

A quick check of the reservation systems for a handful of Apple retail stores around the United States shows a similar story, with some stores showing complete unavailability of Mac Pro reservations while others continue to offer either the base Quad-Core model or the 8-core model but not both.



Mac Pro reservations at SoHo Apple Store

Apple's Mac Pro line is overdue for an update according to our Buyer's Guide tracking. A report earlier this year had claimed that a Mac Pro refresh was due "by June", but Apple failed to meet that rumored target. More recent claims of chip shortages for Intel's latest 6-core chips suggested that Apple might not be able push out a Mac Pro update until later this summer.

As for other changes possible in a Mac Pro, evidence of support for several high-end graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA have appeared in Mac OS X, and one report has pointed to the adoption of USB 3.0 and faster FireWire in the new machines. That report also suggested an "end of summer" timeframe for a release.



Mac Pro reservations at West 14th Street Apple Store

Not all of Apple's sales channels are seeing constrained supplies of the Mac Pro, however, as the company's online stores continue to show shipping estimates of "within 24 hours" for both stock models.

Just yesterday, a report indicated that Apple's iMac stocks are also running low, with third-party distribution channels seeing constrained shipments ahead of a supposed update to that line as well.

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ValSalva

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Boy I really hope this is news and not some temporary glitch or Apple store system change that signifies nothing. There's been way too much non-news news about the Mac Pro this year :(
 

dwarnecke11

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I'm hoping for a more affordable base model that would compete price-wise with the high-end iMac. We'll see...
 

DylanLikesPorn

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how much faster will these new Mac Pros be? I will have to upgrade soon. My 8 core Mac Pro is already feeling a bit slow, and Snow Leopard's "Intersection" or whatever it is called has been a total bust.
 

Iphtashu Fitz

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I just checked a bunch of stores in Massachusetts and they're all showing the Mac Pro as unavailable. Hope this means a refresh is imminent. I've got the cash burning a hole in my pocket! :D
 

thatoneguy159

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I think this means that there an apple elevator redesign on Tuesday.
 

Grimace

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*Facepalm* Let's not start on this Blu-Ray thing again
I don't think it would kill Apple to offer BR - even jack up the price $300 for it! It is a common consumer disc format and very easy to implement. So what if it goes away in 3 years?

Steve wants everyone to download movies from iTunes. Until there is 1080p and hi-end audio codecs, that won't cut it for some people.
 

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Mac Pro inside an elevator, with blu-ray player, and it will include a "snappier" version of safari. You just can't hold it a certain way.

Sent from my iPhone 8.
 

Yvan256

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New iMacs and Mac Pros? Good for those who want/need those upgrades. Can't wait to see if they will really add USB3 to either models.

Me, I'm just happy Apple updated the Mac mini a few weeks ago. :D

RalfTheDog said:
I went to the Genius Bar today. [...] I could not even get a drink.
:D
 

BJB Productions

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Don't count on Blue Ray. Remember when Apple astonished the public by removing the floppy disk drive? Everyone thought Apple was stupid... :rolleyes:
 

Scottsdale

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New iMacs and Mac Pros? Good for those who want/need those upgrades. Can't wait to see if they will really add USB3 to either models.

Me, I'm just happy Apple updated the Mac mini a few weeks ago. :D
They should add USB 3.0 for sure. In addition, it's time to add Blu Ray at least as a BTO option. I don't care how much they charge, but it needs to be an option at least on the Mac Pro.

I am hopeful for an MBA update myself.