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My guess is that they will totally redesign it, hugely powerful processor, powerful video cards huge hard drives maybe even the the default will be a SSD. What do you guys think?


asked Jun 20 '12 at 23:59

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closed Sep 14 '12 at 01:38

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Any changed thoughts?

(Sep 14 '12 at 01:28) jacobthriller1982 jacobthriller1982's gravatar image

The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by KevinLockergnome Sep 14 '12 at 01:38

Up to Dual 4/6/8 core Xeon e5 processors

Up to 128GB RAM

Support for AMD 7 series and/or NVidia 6 series GPUs


Possibility of onboard SSDs + Hard drive for storage

answered Jun 21 '12 at 10:32

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Tim Fontana

edited Jun 21 '12 at 10:33

Oh, and PCIe 3.0, if Apple know what they're doing with the new cards.

(Jun 28 '12 at 16:24) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Don't be so sure they're will be a big update next year. I'm starting to thing the Mac Pro will go the way of the iPod Classic - Sold but ignored by Apple.

Although, the Mac Pro is their powerhouse and is for very intense tasks. I can't see they can do much to it other then upgrade the graphics, processor, Ram and add some more options to it, I'd imagine they'd re-design the casing a little but there's noa whole lot to be done with it.

answered Jun 21 '12 at 04:38

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No apple CEO Tim Cook announced a huge update next year for the Mac Pro so yeah

(Jun 21 '12 at 06:43) jacobthriller1982 jacobthriller1982's gravatar image

Where is this announcement then?

(Jun 21 '12 at 09:45) Mattophobia ♦♦ Mattophobia's gravatar image

He emailed it to someone, there's an article on it here: http://goo.gl/p5D2L

(Jun 21 '12 at 11:11) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Retina... oh right it's not a device with a screen built in. Well, It may be a little early to predict but I'll try this game. SDD standard, possibly drop the Super Drives out of them, Slimmer design, better graphics (Nvidia for sure) HDMI outputs (Do they have that already?)

answered Jun 21 '12 at 00:04

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I don't know about dropping SuperDrives, people who paid that amount of money deserve all the bells and whistles.

(Jun 21 '12 at 00:05) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I suppose you're probably right. I wouldn't pay 2400 for a computer without a disc drive.

(Jun 21 '12 at 00:15) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image

ah yes hdmi i think that will start to appear on every mac soon and i believe its not yet on the pros

(Jun 21 '12 at 00:15) jacobthriller1982 jacobthriller1982's gravatar image

I could see them dropping the super drives. That's the way things are headed. I don't know, maybe not next year, but within the next couple of updates.

(Jun 21 '12 at 16:51) sfrancis928 sfrancis928's gravatar image

I don't believe it one bit, sure optical drives are seldom used but I wouldn't pay the starting $2,500 on a computer if it doesn't do anything I throw at it, whether it be playing a DVD or making a second Chopin's Nocturne in B-flat minor. It should do it.

(Jun 21 '12 at 17:24) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I do see your point there. But I bet you wouldn't care if the expensive computer you bought had a floppy disk drive. I know optical drives aren't as obsolete as floppy drives, but Apple has a way of pushing things out in the name of progress. It's only a matter of time. I'm not saying it's a sure thing for the next update, I'm just saying I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

(Jun 21 '12 at 21:12) sfrancis928 sfrancis928's gravatar image
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obv new design, IMO a compact design yet airy to keep it cool, latest standards in ram and I/O and workstation quality cpu & gpu option, its a mac pro and it ll always be for the pro, i m more interested in what they offer in the baseline model as its the only model that normal consumers can afford.

answered Jun 22 '12 at 14:16

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Who says it's the macbook pro getting the upgrade? Sure you can extpect a tiny upgrade but it could be the iMac or the macbook air for all we know.

answered Jun 22 '12 at 20:58

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Mac Pro as in the desktop. http://www.apple.com/macpro/

(Jun 22 '12 at 21:48) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

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