Apple is delaying the release of a much-awaited Mac Pro upgrade. The company introduced a new $5k iMac Pro for its professional customers earlier this year, but those waiting for a new Mac Pro will have to wait a bit longer.
Apple executives confirmed the delay today, stating that the new Mac Pro is a 2019 product. In Apple’s defence, the company didn’t really confirm 2018 as the release year for the new product. But this time around, Apple is explicitly stating 2019 as the release year for the product. “We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year,” Apple executives said in an interview with TechCrunch.
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Mac Pro is a much-awaited product for long-time, professional Mac customers. Although the new iMac Pro is the main high-end product of the year, many are waiting for a new Mac Pro as the new iMac Pro isn’t exactly affordable at $5,000.
<blockquote><a href="#259938"><em>In reply to SRRLX1986:</em></a></blockquote><p>I can't imagine a customer who wants a high-performance Mac, buying an expensive one that doesn't run their Mac applications or does so using an emulator. They might be better off buying a Mac Mini that would probably outperform such an ARM version. The primary issue in these transitions isn't really CPU performance, it's compatibility. </p><p><br></p><p>I just don't get this obsession with ARM everywhere. If ARM processors become just as fast as Intel's (or even if they already are) and somebody introduces a new OS that doesn't have any backwards compatibility issues, they could be a worthy competitor to the MacOS or Windows. I just don't see these emulation approaches being successful for several years, if it all.</p>
<p>"<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Apple is delaying the release of a much-awaited Mac Pro upgrade."</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Delayed based on what? This is a BS statement considering that when Phil Schiller first mentioned the new Mac Pro in 2017 he never explicitly stated when it was going to be released. All he said was that Apple was working on it.</span></p>
<blockquote><a href="#259983"><em>In reply to toukale:</em></a></blockquote><p>Please do not add FACT to this story, it jacks with the Link Bait.</p>
<blockquote><a href="#259995"><em>In reply to Brazbit:</em></a></blockquote><p>Or the new iMac Pro that blows away the current Pro in every way. One that is the same price or lower than a equally configured Windows workstation.</p>
<blockquote><a href="#259998"><em>In reply to Skandalous:</em></a></blockquote><p>Exactly!</p>
<blockquote><a href="#260005"><em>In reply to PincasX:</em></a></blockquote><p>Ohh so true!!!!!!!!! </p><p><br></p><p>Also from a form and function perspective this site is so janky and laggy. Did they hire Mike Galos to create it with FrontPage 97??</p>