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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Buffsteria, Jun 12, 2012.
Just saw that too. Think it is to try to manage fact hardcore Mac users/ MP users were not buying the "update".
It should never have had the word " New" anywhere near it in the first place anyway.
Ya just noticed the same thing in the Canadian store. Interesting
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
The "new" model :
One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processor
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
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.
"So why did Apple discontinue the Mac Pro?", "Because NO-ONE bought it anymore". Gee, wonder why?
Maybe Apple does pay a little attention to the heat after all.
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.
Now it's time MacRumors changed the recommendation in Buyer's Guide back to Do Not Buy.
I'd change the "Do not buy" to "Boycott"
Looks like the Mac Pro's dead :/
Wishing for "Virtual Middle Finger" button. Submit, submit, submit....
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.
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.
Is there a mid 2012 model of the Mac Pro?
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!
I had to laugh when I saw that the mac buyer's guide was updated to recommend "buy now" on the mac pros.
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.
No, they have more fun playing around like this. They must be laughing there asses off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So there is a mid 2012 model of the Mac Pro but not an update?
You are still in the 15 days return timeframe...