AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is reportedly “questioning” the future of the Mac Pro line, and if the company will continue to produce the pro-level machine in the future. The report goes on to note that Intel’s relatively new Thunderbolt connectivity standard is allowing other Mac lines to do tasks that were previously only handled […]
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Apple Questioning Whether to Continue Production of the Mac Pro Line?

enviro_hero_20100727.pngAppleInsider is reporting that Apple is reportedly “questioning” the future of the Mac Pro line, and if the company will continue to produce the pro-level machine in the future.

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The report goes on to note that Intel’s relatively new Thunderbolt connectivity standard is allowing other Mac lines to do tasks that were previously only handled by Apple’s beefy Mac Pro line. Plus, Apple’s Mac sales have been shifting towards notebooks for over a decade. Lastly, more power is being crammed into the other Mac lines, again making the Mac Pro less relevant.

The report goes on to suggest that Apple could in turn offer high-end versions of the iMac and Mac Mini if/when they kill of the Mac Pro. This of course, would be an attempt to sooth Apple’s professional customers who demand and need more power to get their work done.

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