Feeds

A new Mac Pro coming this spring? 'Mais oui!'

Well, it depends on exactly what you mean by 'new'

Top three mobile application threats

Apple will release a new Mac Pro this spring, according to a French fanbois website that got its mains on what it says is a memo from a Gallic Apple reseller.

"Apple nous informe qu'une nouvelle gamme Mac Pro va sortir au printemps 2013," France Systèmes wrote in a missive to its customers informing them of the February 18 deadline for European Mac Pro orders, Mac4Ever claims.

Pardon our rudimentary comprehension of the French language, but it appears that France Systèmes is saying, "Apple tells us that a new Mac Pro will be released in spring 2013."

It's unclear whether the aforementioned nouvelle gamme Mac Pro will be a fully redesigned version of Apple's top-of-the-line Macintosh, or whether it will merely be the same Mac Pro design that Apple has been shipping since August 2006, but one that's been tweaked to satisfy the European regulators who have barred shipments into their well-protected continent after March 1 due to an unspecified breach of Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1, Second Edition.

Last June, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to an email lamenting Cupertino's lack of Mac Pro love by saying "we're working on something really great for later next year." Those 10 words inspired fans of the Intel Xeon-powered content-creation workhorse to hope that a new version was in the works.

Of course, printemps is not what one would normally consider to be "later" in the year – that would be été, automne, or even hiver. But those of us who attempt to divine Apple's plans from such sketchy clues as CEO hints and purported reseller memos must take what we can get as we fluff our delicate soufflés rumeur

Merde. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.