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Apple pulls Mac Pro stock ahead of refresh

The fate of the last true big iron product that carries Cupertino’s bitten fruit logo has been an open question for more than a year. Last updated in August 2010, the Mac Pro has a small and dedicated user base that needs expansion slots and open drive bays powered by Intel’s meatiest multi-core Xeon processors — is their wait finally over?

Yesterday, Tapscape repeated speculation that Apple’s four of five Mac product line refresh wouldn’t include a pro tower refresh.

Unsatisfied with unsupported and unsubstantiated guesswork, MacRumors took a rumor and worked the phones, more than a 100 separate calls, to confirmed its validity. Low and behold they discovered that, yes, Apple has been recalling unsold Mac Pro inventory from brick-n-mortar Apple Stores.

Further, store Specialists said that they wouldn’t have Mac Pros available for in-store until June 12 or 13 — the day after Tim Cook’s WWDC keynote address.

Adding weight to this and other whispers that a major Mac refresh is coming WWDC week is the rumor that Apple has asked store associates to make time for an overnight training/setup session on June 12.

Now even crunchier!


Sonnet’s two-slot Mac mini rackable tray, one way to go modular.

For its part, 9 to 5 Mac now claims the Mac Pro will be offered in three stock configurations and feature an entirely new stackable/rackable design, offering more drive bays and, of course, Thunderbolt.

Seems like we will be getting new pro iron from Apple after all…

What’s your take?

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Bob
Bob

I need one right now!?! Should a wait a week or build a hackintosh (for less)?!?