Apple’s current Mac Pro product line will turn two years old on August 9, 2010. That means the “new” product you can buy at your local Apple Store or online hasn’t been updated in a very long time, a near eternity measured in internet time. This moldering hardware has the Mac tower user base — content professionals and gamers — expressing their collective angst on a Facebook page that’s essentially a petition asking, nay, demanding that Apple release a new pro tower.

As is their wont, Apple is silent on the subject. Bloggers and journalists, though they have nothing other than Apple’s silence to go by, are anything but quiet and they’ve been declaring the Mac Pro’s death, again and again.

Macintosh eminence beard Jim Dalrymple (MacCentral, Macworld, Loop Insight) has weighed in on the subject in his customary mono-syllabic style. When asked by Dan Benjamin on the Amplified podcast if there’s “any chance” Apple will discontinue the Mac Pro, he said simply, “No.”

Why should we believe Dalrymple? Because he has an unrivaled record vis-a-vis rumors, unannounced products and launch dates — he’s got better sources than anyone in the business and is rarely if ever wrong.

Another reason to believe is that all of the Intel bits and pieces — new Xeon processors and big iron versions of the chipmaker’s Ivy Bridge chipset — have recently become available.

Are you holding out for a new Mac Pro? Considering building a hackintosh? Sound off in the comments below…

apple's two year old pro tower is badly in need of a refresh and pro users are up in arms.


2 COMMENTS

  1. Ronald,
    The goal of the Facebook page was to gain clarity about the future of the Mac Pro product line.  As the founder of the page I can honestly say I never “demanded” that Apple release a new machine.  I would say that I respectfully reminded Apple about a group of users that felt very neglected.

    thanks
    Lou Borella

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here