Apple to Replace Mac Pro Some Time This Quarter - HotHardware
Apple to Replace Mac Pro Some Time This Quarter

Apple to Replace Mac Pro Some Time This Quarter

Thinking about picking up a Mac Pro? If you can hold your horses for a bit, you may ride off into the Mac OS X sunset with better hardware than what's available now. That's because Apple is rumored to be replacing its Mac Pro machines sometime later this month, though it's unclear exactly what the Cupertino outfit has in store.

The rumor originates from a source who spoke with Mac Daily News and who apparently has a positive track record when it comes to "Apple product matters." Unfortunately, he or see was unable to say if the replacement would be another tower, a mini-tower, or something else.

Mac Pro

Apple updated the Mac Pro line last June with upgraded processor options and more RAM. There are three baseline configurations available, including a quad-core machine starting at $2,499, a 12-core rig with two 6-core Intel Xeon processors starting at $3,799, and a server system that sits in the middle at $2,999. None of those machines sport any SuperSpeed USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt ports, and all three are saddled with SATA 3Gbps for storage chores, all of which represent potential upgrades.

It will be interesting to see what Apple has in store, though the source warns an announcement could slip into May or June.
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Still amazes me that apple fan boys will pay 3k for this stuff. 

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I agree with you Clixxer. I guess certain types of business need an Apple Pro? They do look elegant, i will give them that. I think tho for the average home user (web browsing, word processing, social media, email, and some light gaming) it's way to much to spend. And if you're a gamer, you can build a killer and upgradeable rig for what Apple is charging.

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Yep, you can spend half the amount and still build something on par if not better. I actually saw a guy on craigslist trying to sell his apple tower from like 2008-2009 or something. It had a dual core CPU and the rest was crap. I dont remmeber the specs since they sucked but the dude wanted $1200 for it and said at the bottom something like, "becuase this is an apple it can still run faster than anything new running windows". Made me chuckle.

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I tend to call what Clixxer is describing as Apple tax. You pay extra for nothing because Apple says you can. As we all may agree we are taxed enough, why seek out new taxes for no reason? Its time Apple realized the extra fees do not impart implied value. What I mean is what I read commonly, people know now they can get more for less by simply not buying into Apple driven propaganda.

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I have been called a Apple Fan Boi before, its strange i actually dont own any of apple's products. i love the way apple designs products, i have never seen one i don't like. i just got rid of my Itouch 5, i got a nexus 4 smart phone and as great as it is i miss my itouch, it was comparable in performance except the screen size and data plus the convenience of a cellphone integrated.

Anyway my point is i like the apple software and hardware integration including how small they make everything. But the absolute biggest reason people buy Apple is the status symbol, it means your an artist, it represents you aren't a pc. or at least thats what it is seen as.

i would buy every apple product if i could afford it.

ps. i dont game or do anything incredible heavy duty yet. i am starting to get into programming and visual design though.

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AKnudson:

I have been called a Apple Fan Boi before, its strange i actually dont own any of apple's products. i love the way apple designs products, i have never seen one i don't like. i just got rid of my Itouch 5, i got a nexus 4 smart phone and as great as it is i miss my itouch, it was comparable in performance except the screen size and data plus the convenience of a cellphone integrated.

Anyway my point is i like the apple software and hardware integration including how small they make everything. But the absolute biggest reason people buy Apple is the status symbol, it means your an artist, it represents you aren't a pc. or at least thats what it is seen as.

i would buy every apple product if i could afford it.

ps. i dont game or do anything incredible heavy duty yet. i am starting to get into programming and visual design though.

If people want to buy Apple because it is trendy that is fine. It just pisses me off when people buy an iphone and automatically assume that only Apple knows how to make quality products. I've always liked the build quality of Apple, just not the OS more than anything. If you think a mac book would be the better choice for programming and visual design then go for it if you justify the price. I just see people all the time that spend 2k on a laptop to surf the web and thats it. Just irks me people would pay that to have a apple on it. But thank god we live in a free society and I can hate on apple all I want :P

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