Here is the email confirmed as being from Tim Cook by Apple PR. "Franz, Thanks for your email. Our Pro customers like you are really important to us. Although we didnt have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at todays event, dont worry as were working on something really great for later next year. We also updated the current model today. Weve been continuing to update Final Cut Pro X with revolutionary pro features like industry leading multi-cam support and we just updated Aperture with incredible new image adjustment features. We also announced a MacBook Pro with a Retina Display that is a great solution for many pros. Tim" Read his email VERY carefully. No where in the email does Tim Cook say that there will be a new Mac Pro next year. The only thing he says about next year is that "we're working on something really great for next year". This could be just about anything, from a new Mac Pro to an online Cloud Computing service for creative professionals. But it definitely is NOT a confirmation that there will be a new Mac Pro next year. In fact it almost seems to me to be the reverse. He very much steers people towards existing products and provides assurance that Apple's Pro customers are of importance to them.