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New Mac Pro, Coming this 2013

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An email from Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms that a new Mac Pro will be available next year. The message sent to the Facebook petition group We Want a New Mac Pro claims that the company is working on a professional-level machine. Furthermore, the desktop tower is said to hit the shelves next year.

AppleInsider posted the email that was sent last Monday in full:

Franz,

Thanks for your email. Our Pro customers like you are really important to us. Although we didn’t have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at today’s event, don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year. We also updated the current model today.

We’ve been continuing to update Final Cut Pro X with revolutionary pro features like industry leading multi-cam support and we just updated Aperture with incredible new image adjustment features.

We also announced a MacBook Pro with a Retina Display that is great solution for many pros.

Tim

Cook’s message surfaced after The New York Times made similar claims during the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The report suggested that Apple was working on new models and designs that are likely to make their way to stores in 2013. Interestingly, the company confirmed these claims on Tuesday to Forbes’ Connie Guglielmo.

New Chip on Old Architecture

Although Apple announced a Mac Pro with a slight performance bump during the WWDC, it is not the update that customers are waiting for. Its 12-core Xeon chips get a speed boost, as the machine still uses a two-year-old Westmere EP architecture and not the Xeon E5 silicon.

Previously, it was reported that professional video editor Lou Borella made the We Want a New Mac Pro petition group on Facebook last May. The group’s goal is for the company to give an indication whether users should wait for a new machine or make a new plan.

It was followed by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple and his “Amplified” podcast last month. During his podcast, Dalrymple made his remarks that Apple is less likely to ax the Mac Pro. And it seems that his remarks will come to reality. All consumers need to do is keep an eye for a release date.

Next-generation MacBook Pro

Other than the beefed up Mac Pro, Apple also announced its next-generation MacBook Pro. The notebook features a Retina Display, Intel Ivy Bridge quad-core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 720-pixel FaceTime camera. Its price ranges from $2,199 to $2,799, depending on the model’s flash storage capacity.

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