New Mac Pro range tipped for WWDC

Macworld Australia Staff
6 June, 2012
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Apple’s Mac Pro looks set for a revamp at WWDC next week, with reports that the tower computer stock is dwindling in Apple Stores, in addition to new retail codes surfacing.

Apple will likely release three new Mac Pro units at WWDC with “the pricing similar to current Mac Pro models”, according to website 9to5 Mac.

“Our sources are currently unsure of the feature-set coming with the new Mac Pro, but these sources say that there will likely now be three configurations. Two standard versions of the Mac Pro and a third version with OS X Server capabilities.”

The leaked Mac Pro retail codes sourced from 9to5Mac confirm Apple will likely continue the Pro range with three updated units, even if they aren’t released at WWDC. The product codes are:




The news comes shortly after it was discovered that in-store availability of Mac Pro units in the US had significantly reduced, leading to speculation of a stock recall or halt in production of the device.

“A quick survey of roughly 100 US Apple retail stores for availability of the entry-level stock Mac Pro model shows that nearly all of them are indeed out of stock for in-store pickup,” MacRumors reports.

The Australian online Apple Store currently has all four Mac Pro models available for purchase.

The timing, has left many certain that a new Mac Pro range will launch at Apple’s WWDC keynote in the US on June 11 (3am, June 12 AEST). If, indeed, the reports are true, this will be two years since the Mac Pro has received an update.

What do you think – will Apple release new Mac Pro units? And if so, what features would you like to see incorporated? Leave your thoughts in the comments field below.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Macworld Australia on WWDC leading up to the event and live on the day.



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  1. chris says:

    Either that or discontinue them altogether.

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