Apple is Questioning the Future of the Mac Pro?

Apple is Questioning the Future of the Mac Pro?

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Apple is reportedly evaluating whether or not to keep its Mac Pro workstation alive beyond this year despite having already created a revision to the current design, according to AppleInsider.

People familiar with the matter said management as far back as May of 2011 were in limbo over whether to pour any additional resources into the product line. According to these people, the consensus among sales executives for the Cupertino-based company was that the Mac Pro's days -- at least in its current form -- were inevitably numbered. In particular, internal discussions were said to focus around the fact that sales of the high-end workstations to both consumers and enterprises have dropped off so considerably that the Mac Pro is no longer a particularly profitable operation for Apple.

The new Mac Pro had previously been expected to utilize a new generation of Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs and feature a rack mountable design.

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Apple is Questioning the Future of the Mac Pro?

Juan - November 1, 2011 at 7:00pm
Maybe Its Just For The regular consumers that will get the axe, with current technology I don't see any problems for the consumer pro editing, animating, or postproducing in a beef up iMac.. I'm doing a 12mts x 4mts image in ps cs5 in a laptop hp tx2000 amd turion64 x2 with some slowdowns but nothing annoying.. And this is my travel win7x64 laptop from like two years ago.. Any modern pro studio will use massive render stations with sun, Linux, or win...So I think it's not that needed to have pros as consumer products as right now, sad they will be gone, but maybe they will be available by special order only.. Time will tell
Dirty D - November 1, 2011 at 1:20pm
Pro apps for iMac only...really? Oh wait FCP X is just iMovie pro, soooo... I guess that works...lol...fail
Going in the flow !!! - November 1, 2011 at 12:43pm
When Xserve was discontinued, all the Gurus out there knew that next one is the Pro that will be axed. You know this thing that, Apple is moving out of the Pro business and only want to focus on the consumer products... all with the 'i'. Apple is heading on right note on becoming more rich. All things that go up has to come down one day. Now they are greedy and least bothered about how exactly their products used in Pro business.
smate333 - November 1, 2011 at 6:21am
Steve barely got buried and the idiots are already started ruining everything. Soon they allow third party hardware manufacturing, Dell was always interested in Mac OS. I hate to see the Pro going away, the best computer out there, beats any iMac, I don't care who says what, once you go Pro, you never iMac ;) This sux!
kamatis - November 1, 2011 at 3:05am
but how can this be? Steve Jobs made this thing. He was inspired by Buddha, errr LSD.. Are you fu.cking saying Apple actually has a product that doesn't sell?
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