New Mac Pro Could Finally Come As Soon As This Month [Rumor]

No Mac Pro for you, Europeans.

Last year Tim Cook said that Apple was working on “something really great” for the Mac Pro in 2013, and now it has been revealed that we could see a completely new model as soon as this month.

According to MacDailyNews:

Apple will announce its replacement for the company’s Mac Pro lineup this month, a source who has been correct about Apple product matters in the past has just informed us.

An exact date has not been given for the announcement, but the report says it “could slip into May or even June, but currently April looks most likely.”

Back in February a French computer reseller suggested that the Mac Pro would be updated sometime this spring. Apple was recently forced to stop selling the current Mac Pro in Europe due to updated regulatory requirements, so the clock is ticking.

The Mac Pro received a small update last year, but this year’s model is expected to feature much more significant improvements internally and externally. Intel just announced its next-gen Thunderbolt technology with 20 Gbps transfer-speeds in both directions and support for 4k video.

  • Gadget

    If the MacPro is released this month, it won’t have the 20GB thunderbolt speeds since Intel says they are releasing it next year…..unless they have an exclusive with Apple for one year (I actually wouldn’t count that out)

  • MattGodfrey

    I bet the new Mac Pro will be much smaller, it won’t need the two optical drives, it doesn’t really need 4 internal drives when there are so many large external hardrive solutions compared to when the Mac Pro was first released (almost 7 years ago!)

  • technochick

    I bet the new Mac Pro will be much smaller, it won’t need the two optical drives, it doesn’t really need 4 internal drives when there are so many large external hardrive solutions compared to when the Mac Pro was first released (almost 7 years ago!)

    I have to agree. I suspect something more like a slightly larger Mac Mini with perhaps a fusion drive opinion and mass storage via FireWire and TB connectors. If the price on TB drives would come down that wouldn’t be so bad. There are hot swap rigs for TB but they are pricey so they aren’t so great for large needs.

    Only issue they would need to deal with is the graphics. There are folks that like to add extra cards for hooking up several displays. Plus audio cards for Pro Tools etc. perhaps something in a slide in and out mode so you don’t have to pop the whole case?

  • craigburdett

    None too soon. I’m itching to ramp HD-video conversion speeds up without running a space-heating multi-system Qmaster stack: my 2011 MBP converts video faster than last year’s 3.2 quadcore MacPro.

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