They removed the "New" tag from the Mac Pro at the Apple Store

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Buffsteria, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. chilly willy macrumors regular

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    Just saw that too. Think it is to try to manage fact hardcore Mac users/ MP users were not buying the "update".
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    It should never have had the word " New" anywhere near it in the first place anyway.
     
  3. cenzin macrumors newbie

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    Ya just noticed the same thing in the Canadian store. Interesting
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Not only that but the refurb model costs more than the "new" model.

    This is hilarious.

    Refurbished Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon :

    Originally released August 2010
    One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon "Westmere" processor
    3GB (3 x 1GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 ECC memory
    1TB Serial ATA 7200 rpm
    18x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 memory

    $3149

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    The "new" model :

    One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processor
    6GB (3X2GB)
    1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    One 18x SuperDrive
    Apple Magic Mouse
    Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) & User's Guide


    $2999
     
  5. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    I see that. Probably the right thing to do. What an embarrassment! If I buy a new 12 core this week, and they release a new update next year with new GPUs, I wonder if I'll be able to run them.
     
  6. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    "So why did Apple discontinue the Mac Pro?", "Because NO-ONE bought it anymore". Gee, wonder why?
     
  7. xgman macrumors 601

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    Maybe Apple does pay a little attention to the heat after all.
     
  8. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    Now there treating it like the mistake it actually is. Now if we can only get them to write new drivers for those high end graphic cards they should be offering us.
     
  9. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Now it's time MacRumors changed the recommendation in Buyer's Guide back to Do Not Buy.
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'd change the "Do not buy" to "Boycott"
     
  11. Liquinn Suspended

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    Looks like the Mac Pro's dead :/
     
  12. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Wishing for "Virtual Middle Finger" button. Submit, submit, submit....
     
  13. fox10078 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, Maybe they realized that waiting until the end of 2013 for things like Sata3 PCI 3.0 because of a "Redesign" isn't the smartest idea and they are backtracking now.

    I'd for one be happy with Sandy Bridge-E in current case with no Thunderbolt.
     
  14. Buffsteria thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe they were working on clearing inventory with that "new" tag.

    If I bought one I'd slap a GPU from MacVidCards onto it. The 5770 is crap.
     
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  16. peabo macrumors regular

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    The problem with a possible backtrack is what about all the poor suckers (myself included) who badly needed whatever update they would give us and bought these 'new' Mac Pros? So now they aren't new? Does this mean another new one is a few months away? Just give us a statement or something, Apple!
     
  17. V.K. macrumors 6502a

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    this!
    and this!!

    I had to laugh when I saw that the mac buyer's guide was updated to recommend "buy now" on the mac pros.
     
  18. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    We don't get an update for two years, now we get two in one week! I knew this was gonna be a good week.

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    No, they have more fun playing around like this. They must be laughing there asses off.
     
  19. tomvos macrumors 6502

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    Does it matter? They put insult to injury yesterday … I think twice before committing any further to the apple platform.
    In fact, I just bought a copy of Sublime Text 2 with a license for Mac, Linux, Windows. Thinking about an exit strategy has become a real concern.
     
  20. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Yep. DO THE RIGHT THING, MR !!! CHANGE IT!!

    Apple probably got rid of the "New" tag on it b/c they're afraid someone might bring a lawsuit.

    What a total debacle.
     
  21. petsounds macrumors 65816

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    Well, I will say it was a good laugh. This whole thing is farcical.

    But it doesn't change the fact that Cook hinted at "later next year" for a new Pro. Well, he didn't even say that, he said "something great" which probably means something we don't think is very great, like a stack of Mac Minis bolted together or iCloud computing with an iPad as an interface. But in any case, we could be talking about 3rd quarter 2013 for this magical update. I don't think I can wait that long for a hardware refresh.
     
  22. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    The right thing for Apple to do. They never should have called it "New".

    If there is another MP later this year, I'll be pretty pissed (having just bought one), unless Apple jacks the price way up (quite likely, if the update is that close). I'm OK with and update in 12-18 months. Do I feel cheated? Sure, but I comfort myself with the thought that I'm not one of those poor sods (hopefully not too many) who bought a MP a month ago. Compared to them, I paid $700 less for my 6-core.
     
  23. Liquinn Suspended

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    So there is a mid 2012 model of the Mac Pro but not an update?
     
  24. ugru macrumors 6502

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    You are still in the 15 days return timeframe...
     

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