What was the last credible MacPro rumor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2004
    #1
    So a new MacPro has been longed for since the Tube was released, actual news and rumors have been scarce at best. Got me wondering what the last actual rumor was? I really can't recall what it was. Seriously, where do we stand on this?

    There was something about it having 10 TB3/USBC ports a while back...
     
  2. JesperA macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Location:
    Sweden
    #2
    Why does it matter? Make up your own rumors, they are just as credible as any other rumor.
     
  3. karsten macrumors 6502a

    karsten

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    #3
    honestly there's been such little news about it there really arent any rumors
     
  4. pat500000 Suspended

    pat500000

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    #4
    6,1 is your current news. I meant that seriously. There's no actual news on 7,1 and I'm assuming because Apple has internal problems at hq.
     
  5. Slash-2CPU macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2016
    Location:
    New Orleans, USA
    #5
    Never been one. It's all educated guessing, looking at Intel's products, and whatever's next on the horizon from Intel and AMD.
     
  6. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

    fastlanephil

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    #6
    Rumors about some bad dilithium crystals. :cool:
     
  7. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #7
    So far, it seems the most reliable rumour that still fit the fact is the Mac Pro line will be terminated.:eek:
     
  8. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #8
    No talk of a 7.1 whatsoever. Leaks that Apple is working on a new "desktop" seems to be leading to a new iMac. For now all is quiet on the Mac Pro side. I mean once u **** up what was once a great machine how do u come back with something better?
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Daniel Reed macrumors regular

    Daniel Reed

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #9
    (i)Mac (Pro)
     
  10. 8692574 Suspended

    8692574

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    #10
    Probably the last credible one is that it will be discontinued...
     
  11. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #11
    Pretty much yeah
     
  12. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #12
    [​IMG]
    Best Mac ever made. Lol yup my Shepherds name is Mac and he's proud to be a 5.1
     
  13. Daniel Reed macrumors regular

    Daniel Reed

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #13
    Tim Cook:
    "We took a look at the best desktop in the world, and asked ourselves, how can we make it better.
    I am so proud to introduce you to... the new Mac!"


    Tim looks down as a new iMac with marginally changed bezels flashes on the stage screen.

    LATER...

    Phil Schiller:
    "We've listened to the professional community, the makers of big dreams, and new ideas. We are delighted our innovations provide the performance and reliability only a Mac can deliver to empower content creators world-wide. I am very excited to show you... the new Mac Pro!"

    With the wave of one hand Phil looks up at the stage screen as a back-lit large rectangle black box is shown. There is a huge round of standing applause... until the next image shows the same black box from a side angle... the applause turns to dead silence... its a black iMac.
     
  14. pat500000 Suspended

    pat500000

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    #14
    They could just revert back. People would be forgiving.
     
  15. Chancha macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    #15
    The Cheese Grater G5 did come after the G4 Cube. But then of course, at the time of Cube introduction, no one said they would replace the G4 Towers with it. To this day I am still amazed how they didn't learn from the Cube fiasco, and actually went further to kill the cheese grater form with literal trash.

    But either way, Apple is for sure not interested in going back to the conventional PC form factor. Their agenda is to further tighten their content and cloud based ecosphere, with the end user's device being as portable as possible being a priority. The rumored iMac Pro is said to feature a wireless charging pad on its base stand, essentially making it an iDevice accessory.
     
  16. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #16
    When Apple makes a mistake they NEVER admit making it. So no way will they revert. Also they love keep manufacturing costs down. It would be ludicrous for them to manufacture another Mac Pro with full aluminum bodies etc. So I'm afraid the "next big thing" looks to be the iMac Pro.... yuck !!!
     
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2001
    Location:
    Denmark
    #17
    Probably not, but they would be happy! ;)

    Aluminium prices have only come down since they introduced the old Mac Pro, and Apple is not afraid of letting the buyers pay for high prices, so I don't really see the problem.
     
  18. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #18
    How do u know prices have come down?
    Where did you get the info from?
     
  19. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    #19
    Unfortunately, this.

    All we've really had is some plist files reference a possible MacPro7,1, and some Amazon sellers mark some items of the 6,1 as 'Discontinued by Manufacturer'.

    Apart from that, no 'solid' rumours exist. Not even a slip up mention in System Image Utility ;)
     
  20. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2001
    Location:
    Denmark
    #20
    Google of course. And a general insight into global metal prices.

    http://www.tradingeconomics.com/commodity/aluminum - 2006 was just around the peak for aluminium prices.
     
  21. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #21
    [​IMG]

    Aluminum prices have soared and not dropped as u stated.
     
  22. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2001
    Location:
    Denmark
    #22
    Sigh. The Mac Pro was not introduced 12 months ago.
     
  23. mastermamo macrumors member

    mastermamo

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Cape Town South Africa
    #23
    Yes I know but was replying to someone who said maybe Apple could revert to the 5.1 design. It's too cost prohibitive in my opinion and they won't
     
  24. pat500000 Suspended

    pat500000

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    #24
    Apple did thought about reverting back for mbp as 2016 one was a failure.
     
  25. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    #25
    Up until a few months ago, what was the point of doing an update to the Mac Pro? Sure, the price should be coming down, and I wish it would. This isn't like the 90s and early 2000s anymore. New processors are not that much better than their old ones (other than integrated graphics and battery life).

    I think now that we have TB3 and USB-C, they will be updating the Mac Pro soon.
     

Share This Page