Following a report just moments ago that Apple was removing Mac Pros from retail shelves, new information has surfaced to suggest that Apple is planning to release newly refreshed Mac Pro models next week, likely during WWDC.
9to5Mac has gotten their hands on retail part numbers for updated Mac Pro models, which they believe will be released next week. Even if they don’t come as early as next week, however, the fact that retail part numbers have surfaced all but guarantees that new models are on the way!
The new model numbers are as follows:
- MD770LL/A – K5BPLUS,BETTER, BTR-USA
- MD771LL/A – K5BPLUS,BEST,BTR-USA
- MD772LL/A – K5BPLUS,ULTIMATE,BTR-USA
According to the report, pricing is expected to remain similar to current models of the Mac Pro, and the new device will come in two standard models, and one configuration preloaded with OS X Server.
At least for now, it looks like the rumor that Apple may be discontinuing the Mac Pro is pretty much dead in the water. And it’s a good thing – Apple’s professional audience doesn’t seem ready to give up Apple’s beastly semi truck of a Mac just yet!
Apple is expected to refresh multiple Mac product lines next week at WWDC. Personally, I’m banking on the Mac Pro as a significant part of that refresh.