Apple recently hit a snag in the EU and is having to halt the sales of the Mac Pro on March 1st due to regulations. This leaves a product gap, but MacGeneration is reporting that France Systems has issued a newsletter in which they claim that Apple will be introducing a new Mac Pro later this Spring.
Apple is usually very hush regarding future products, but for some reason, the Mac Pro has been a different case. Last summer the company offered a tepid update to the aging machine, and when asked about a more substantial update, CEO Tim Cook indicated a product for the Mac Pro market will arrive sometime in 2013.
Ars Technica tried to follow up on this story by asking Apple PR if they could confirm these claims. The company responded by pointing back to Cook’s earlier comments, claiming that a new Mac Pro (or a machine comparable to the Mac Pro) is on the way.
After three and a half years of covering Apple news and rumors in some form or fashion, I’ve learned that Apple chooses their words very carefully, and that you have to interpret what they mean. Apple has yet to say,”Yes, a new Mac Pro is on the way in 2013.” Instead, Cook’s original statement is as follows:
“Our pro customers are really important to us…don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year.“
Not one word of a Mac Pro is mentioned. Perhaps it is just a significant refresh of the Mac Pro line, and everything will be well and good. Then again, there is a chance that Apple has something significant up their sleeve. Previous Rumors have suggested a totally new case for the Mac Pro- perhaps one that is even rack-mountable.