Tim Cook reveals 'great' update for Mac Pro
Apple bobbing ahead
Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed the Mac Pro range will be updated in 2013 with "something really great".
Without the addition of Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 or a processor upgrade beyond Intel's dated Westmere offerings, fans felt Apple had a lot to answer for, with one disgruntled punter writing to the Cupertino CEO directly, seeking an unlikely clarification.
To the customer's surprise, Tim Cook replied, leaking previously unknown information about its Pro range.
"Our Pro customers like you are really important to us. Although we didn't have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at [this week's] event, don't worry as we're working on something really great for later next year," he wrote.
The message was posted to a Facebook Mac Pro page earlier this week.
While any ol' fanboi can fabricate a letter and post it in a forum, Apple confirmed the information to various sources, pushing the boat out further to reveal: “Apple corrects to say desktop updates for 2013 applies only to Mac Pro and not iMac.”
As an iMac update is overdue too, the reveal could be seen as indication that Apple's desktop-in-a-display computer will see a refresh in 2012. ®
Low hanging fruit
The really strange thing is, you'd think that the Mac Pro's would be the easiest thing to update compared with the massive reengineering that presumably needs to go on with a laptop/Air device.
Lob in a new motherboard, buy a job lot of Ivy Bridge chips and away you go. They presumably couldn't care less about Pro customers, despite protests to the contrary.
So .... Tim Cook is saying don't buy a Mac Pro this year, wait until next year?
I reckon it's going to be
a convergence of the Mac Pro, iPhone and iMac lines into one monstrous unwieldy aluminium clad giant screened lifestyle device. It will require the optional iSackBarrow in order to carry it around.
On the plus side it will have a 32" retina display, just to stick it to Samsung Galaxy lines.