“Remember the Mac Pro? The odd-shaped powerhouse that’s essentially the pinnacle of Apple’s computer lineup, the desktop machine for professionals who truly need the best hardware and the latest specs? If you don’t, I can’t blame you,” Stan Schroeder writes for Mashable. “The new Mac Pro was announced in June 2013; it hit the stores in December that same year and was never updated since.”

“That’s right; the Mac Pro, which Apple still sells on its website, starts at $2,999 and comes with the Ivy Bridge, 3.7GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor,” Schroeder writes. “The processor that Intel currently sells in that range is also called the Xeon E5, but it’s the v4 variant; two generations removed from the v2 Xeon E5 used in the Mac Pro. ”

“For reasons that are completely out of grasp of human reasoning, Apple hasn’t updated anything in the Mac Pro in three years,” Schroeder writes. “While I doubt many users have been buying the Pro lately, some of them are still expecting — hoping, at least one — for a new one. If it doesn’t happen, maybe the merciful thing to do for Apple is to just admit that the Mac Pro is dead.”

Apple's all-new Mac Pro

Apple’s “all-new” Mac Pro

 

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MacDailyNews Take: Something about Phil Schiller’s ass.

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