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Apple Reportedly Preparing ‘Something Really Different’ for The Next-Gen Mac Pro

Apple Reportedly Preparing ‘Something Really Different’ for The Next-Gen Mac Pro

With Apple widely expected to launch a new Mac Pro sometime this year, following Tim Cook’s promise that Apple was working on a new Pro machine for 2013 release, speculation has run wild over what changes may be in store for the machine. RedUser.net forum user and video professional Andrew Baird claims to have some inside information about the new Pro machine, stating that the new Mac Pro would definitely be worth the wait. What’s more, the information appears to have originated with Apple’s project manager for the new machine, Douglas Brooks!

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MacRumors reports, quoting Baird:

For what it’s worth – a couple of months ago I received a call from Douglas Brooks, Apples project manager for the new Mac Pro to address my concerns about the new machine. Obviously he didn’t tell me anything about the new MP, but asked me what I wanted to see. I told him expandability for extra graphics cards support, and memory expansion were at the top of my list amongst other things. His reply was simple:

“You are going to be really glad that you waited [to buy a new tower]. We are doing something really different here and I think you’re going to be very excited when you see what we’ve been up to. I can’t wait to show this off”.

That conversation gave me enough confidence to wait for the new machine. I’m looking forward to the announcement. Hopefully the wait will be worth it.

While no new details were provided about the machine, it’s exciting to see a teaser like this apparent come from directly within Apple. According to the report, the machine is expected to launch “later this year.” Numerous previous reports and analysis’ have pegged the release for mid to late 2013, and stock at most major retailers is extremely low for existing Mac Pro models.

Marco Arment has also put together some apt thoughts and analysis on what we might expect from a new Pro-level Mac.

Despite not knowing exactly what to expect from the new Mac Pro (or similar Pro-level replacement), I’m hoping we hear something about it at WWDC. Apple has frequently announced new Macs at their developer conference, and is expected to unveil new Macs at the event this year as well. So, who’s excited to finally see Apple doing something for their pro customer base?!