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Apple has been very tight-lipped about their Mac Pro line, and it doesn’t seem like they will be making an announcement about it anytime soon.  Jim Dalrymphle, an Apple insider, is confident that Apple won’t discontinue the Mac Pro.

mac pro Apples Mac Pro line may continue

Apple has been very tight-lipped about their Mac Pro line, and it doesn’t seem like they will be making an announcement about it anytime soon.  Jim Dalrymphle, an Apple insider, is confident that Apple won’t discontinue the Mac Pro.

In a recent Amplified podcast with Dan Benjamin, Dalrymple gave a resounding “no” when asked by Benjamin if there was a “chance” that Apple will cut the Mac Pro line.  Bejamin followed up with, “You’re really confident in that?  You feel good about that?”

Dalrymple’s response was just laughter, and the podcast continued. 

The last Mac Pro update was in July 2010—that’s almost two years ago.  In an industry where tech updates and new products churn out every second, Apple’s practice of keeping product development top secret is extreme. 

Apple has been so secretive about the Mac Pro matter that even a facebook petition with 14.9k likes has yet to persuade Apple to give an answer.  Professionals who rely on the Mac Pro to produce their work are not technically angry with the lack of news regarding an update to their computer, but rather they want to know if they should move onto other hardware and/or platforms in case there’s no update for the Mac Pro. 

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Appleinsider.com asked Lou Borella, self-proclaimed professional editor and graphic animator, if he was worried about the future of the Mac Pro.  Borella states that he enjoys most of Apple’s products, but because he relies on his Mac Pro to make a living—that he needs “a little clarity.”

Many Mac Pro users who are tired of waiting for an update are opting to build “Hackingtosh” systems—customized hardware PCs with Mac OS running it.  Apple is making $5.1 billion from the Mac line for the quarter, so it is puzzling to see why Apple hasn’t been updating a product line that’s raking in so much money.  Nonetheless, it is advisable for anyone to not purchase a Mac Pro now as the product hasn’t received any major updates in two years.  Chances are Apple will continue the Mac Pro line, but the question is when they will let consumers know. 

Currently, Apple offers a Mac Pro with up to 12 cores under the hood—thus, a top of the line Mac Pro system can handle just about anything.  Nevertheless, two years is two years, and people want something new. 

Source: appleinsider.com
Reference: macrumors.com, apple.com