Mac Pro Updates?????

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by producer4u, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. producer4u macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    Ok I really need to upgrade my Mac Pro badly. I read and hear back and forth that updates will and will not happen March 7th. Anyone know the true story, so I can make a desicion? I just read the update about the delay in the Intel chip

    Thanks in Advance!!!!
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    For God's sake.

    Click Buyer's Guide, that's all we know.

    We are not Apple. Also, search the forums, there are a lot of topics.
  4. producer4u thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    I've searched the forums and I read the buyers guide....I guess your right!!! This is not the place to find out what I need....
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    And you will not find it anywhere else. The Sandy Bridge Xeon CPUs are due for a release in March 2012, if Apple is using them then, is not known.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Zero chance that you'll see anything related to the MP on March 7th. This is an iPad only media event.
  7. producer4u thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    Thank you! I appreciate it


    Thank you!.
  8. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Nobody knows. If anyone tells you something is or isn't going to happen on a certain day, they are making it up.

    New Mac Pros will ship if/when they ship. That's all we know.
  9. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    My best guess is that we will see new MPs around April to early May - mainly dependent on Intel shipping the new Sandy Bridge Xeons.

    So, I'm holding off on buying the current 5,1 MP. If you can hold on for another 6 weeks or so......
  10. cpucrash0 macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    I've got an idea. Why don't you call Apple @ 1-800-My-Apple and ask them when the Next mac pro update is being released and see what they say? :) Nobody here knows.
  11. Neil Parfitt macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2006
    The thing that pisses me off most about the apple shroud of secrecy is that pro's DONT CARE about the hype. Leave that for the consumers. We just want a faster machine NOW. Or, at least give us a road map that we can plan for.

    I work in the music for TV/Film business - and we push the hell out of these machines. And, with the machine is all the related peripherals and DSP hardware that goes with it. If they pull a surprise and go thunderbolt only for i/o, I need to plan for it. So the machine might cost 7k - but the switcharoo of everything else might cost 10k or more. This is why we need to know what's going on. Planning. Logistics.

    Gee, I wonder why Mac Pro sales are dropping... because people aren't all excited about dropping 7k on a Mac Pro that hasn't been updated in 2 years. There's a 3.43Ghz Hex chip they could have even added over a year ago as a quiet additional upgrade speed bump - but no, they haven't done a thing. Even if two of those chips are 3k retail, they'd still make money - as there's no way the mobo, case, and drives cost another 3k... and there's no way they'd be paying that price per CPU in bulk.

    The whole thing just sucks. I need more power now. And an i7 iMac isn't going to cut it...
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    Out of curiosity do you use an i7 iMac? I agree that the 3.46GHz chips should at least be an option, but Apple doesn't like offering too many upgrades for some reason. They prefer to offer a "standard" machine and then an "upgraded" version instead of just listing several processor options. I bought the top MP last June knowing it was due for an upgrade... but weren't we supposed to wait for March/April for the new chips anyway? Even then there might be a delay before Apple puts them in new ready-to-ship Mac Pros.
  13. iGrouch macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Off Ramp M50
    We can all jump in here and say that Neil is a whinge, that every one knows that Apple will do whatever it does when it suits them.... etc.


    Neil makes some valid points about planning in his industry. Most pro users at this level are inured to all the hype (smoke & mirrors nonsense) that a lot of tech companies may pedal. They just need to be able to buy quality equipment. Yes you could buy whats there, but he is right where the peripheral costs are enormous in his line of work, and, if Apple do something radical and shift sidewise to Thunderbolt (I really don't think they will though and drop other IO and standards at the same time) It would be a major headache.

    The other argument of "just shift to another platform" if you are not happy is also disingenuous. Again cost in terms of software and time lost with a new learning curve. All headache territory.

    Perhaps Apple needs its environment of hype and secrecy. I agree it is nice to have all the surprises and the success of the iPhone/iPad/iOS has been good for Apple, but in the quieter corners where serious work is done Apple should take a more conservative approach, release speed bumps with those chips that Neill referred to and give some indications of where they are going with the Pro line it would more good than bad.

    If Apple think that Mac Pro is waste of their resources, then they should just say so and get out of the business. The way they are behaving it is becoming a self fulfilling prophecy. Pretending that highly specd, highly priced iMacs will cut the mustered doesn't wash with people who know their stuff.

    There you go. Feel free to criticise my rant
  14. gabicava83 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    Totally valid and agree. Good post.
  15. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    Mac model refreshes in general don't get debuted at shows anymore unless there is a major redesign. So you probably won't see a new mac pro debut at a show at all, probably the next mac to be unveiled at a media event will be the redesigned MBP.
  16. prvt.donut macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I heard a rumor that they will release them on March 11th and theme the event "Earth Shattering Power!

    Steve was against that idea, but now he is dead, the other execs have decided to go ahead with it.

    And so the rumor spreads! How long do u think it'll take to make it to the front page of
  17. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    and yet, when you think about it, the Mac Pro is actually the most secretive product Apple has. 2 years and you don't hear ANYTHING. the iProducts specs and blurred photos leak out every other month.
  18. xgman, Mar 6, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012

    xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    and ironically, it is the product that needs to be secretive the least of any with regard to the competition. Or maybe nobody really cares to leak the info. Or worse, maybe there is no info to leak... :eek:

    HP & also Tyan just announced it's E5 line today. Now it's Apples turn!!
  19. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2005
    Funny how back in the day, year after year, Apple always made a major focus on the PowerMac line, and how powerful their top of the line products were. They again did that at WWDC in 2006 with the Mac Pro...virtually not a word since. Benchmarks are of little talk nowadays.
  20. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    ...but I can't wait for my quad-core iContentDistributionPrisonDevice.
  21. Tutor macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    Home of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  22. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    The buyers guide is a much use as a wet paper bag. It never has been of any real use. The best advice would be for the OP to Google Intel's Xeon Road Map, add a month or two to the date the Xeon's are realised.
  23. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    You can read recent rumors on any item in the Buyer's Guide. :rolleyes:
  24. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    that's just so wrong at this point . . . .
  25. JavaTheHut macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2010

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