French Apple Reseller France Systems say they have heard from Apple that a new Mac Pro will arrive in Spring 2013:
However, we believe that the judgment of the Mac Pro is temporary, Apple informs us that new Mac Pro will be released in spring 2013.
Apple will halt sales for the existing 2012 Mac Pro on March 1st, 2013 due to new EU regulatory requirements that the existing model doesn’t meet.
Since ResExcellence relaunched in January, we have been running a poll, asking our readers if they are still waiting for a new Mac Pro. Out of more than 40 respondents, 80% are still waiting for a new Mac Pro.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said last year that Apple is releasing a new Mac Pro in 2013.
What we expect from the 2013 Mac Pro
Apple will most likely provide us with a complete redesign of the Mac Pro, as well as adding new features. Some of the expected features include:
- Thunderbolt ports
- USB 3.0
- SATA III
- Fusion Drive
- Faster RAM – and higher maximum RAM
- Room for more hard drives (>6)
- Better Graphics Cards
- No Optical Drives?
- A Slimmer Formfactor
- Possible Rackmount Design
Some Mac fans are expecting Apple to make the design thinner, remove the ability to upgrade parts, and reduce the packaging size/carbon footprint of the machine. In itself, making the Mac Pro like the iMac, and removing the ability to open it and upgrade parts, would make the machine itself pointless. So we’ll just have to wait and see!
Thunderbolt Display + Pro Software Upgrades at WWDC 2013
Since the Thunderbolt Display has also not been updated in some time, it is possible that Apple will also upgrade it as well, alongside the Mac Pro, at this year’s WWDC. The new Thunderbolt Display might have a matte option, or at least significantly reduced glare similar to the Late 2012 iMac and MBP Retina. It also possible that Apple will upgrade its pro software such as Final Cut Pro, Aperture and Logic Pro at WWDC 2013.
What do you want to see in the 2013 Mac Pro? Leave your comments below.