New MacBook Pro on sale on October 24/25, new iPads October 30/31, new Mac Pro on November 15, report claims

“French site MacG, which has an imperfect track-record, claims to have been given the dates on which the new MacBook Pros, iPads and Mac Pro will go on sale,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

“The claimed dates are: MacBook Pro on 24th or 25th October; iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on 30th or 31st October; Mac Pro on 15th November,” Lovejoy reports. “With Apple’s media event scheduled for 22nd October, this would put the MacBook Pros on sale very quickly indeed, just two or three days later.”

Lovejoy reports, “However, the iPad and Mac Pro dates do not make as much sense. Apple has typically launched its new iPad models on Fridays (or Saturday for the original version), making it unlikely that the new tablets would hit store shelves on a Wednesday or Thursday.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


    1. This is just a hope but I think this will be the most inexpensive MacPro in the history because of the following factors:
      Simple design, it uses a lot less aluminum that any other mac for the case.
      Just one Heat shrink, a lot bigger but easy to manufacture just one than to build several (for the GPUs, CPUs and the Chipset.
      No CD or DVD rom at all and for the same reason no bay, less screws and rails.
      No SATA interface (PCIe SSD).
      Just one big Fan (one of my biggest “Fan” 🙂 ).
      It was never show with Keyboard and Mouse, so may be it will be BYOKM.
      Motherboard doesn’t have PCI slots anymore, easier to build.
      I’m sure hope this will be cheaper than previous MacPros in the starting point

      1. We would hope that Apple discounts the new Mac Pro on account of all the valuable features that are removed. However, given the pent-up demand for a truly professional high-horsepower workstation, Apple could choose to gouge its customers.

        As for these rumors — no bad news. The question is whether Apple will execute the releases well, with truly meaningful product updates. … and no, taking away user customization does not count as a desirable “feature”.

  1. I suspect due to the silence enveloping the Mac Pro’s pricing range that it will start at an unfathomable $5,000, double the current starting price of the soon to be obsolete generation of Mac Pro.

    Either that or it’ll add up very quickly to $5,000 after adding the cost of external Thunderbolt drives and peripherals given how compact the design is without any space for expansion drives.

    Thus, for many, it will be the walking dead – the price will make it into another zombified Mac that sells well to a select few. But the fanboys will decry, profits first! Sales second!

    1. God you are thick! Care to tell us an equivalent powerful computer with all the software (mavericks, aperture, iWork, Final Cut Pro X…..) peripheral hardware (thunderbolt hard drives, 4k monitors etc) for less than $5k? Thought not.
      Btw, we don’t know the real price yet, you do know that…..right?

    2. Even if the Mac Pro starts at $5000, that makes it cheaper than the original Mac 128K was in 1984, which sold for $2495. Accounting for inflation that price would now be $5616.

      Sounds like quite the bargain to me 🙂


  2. Hey there,

    Does anyone use a Mac Mini as a home server? We have a MBP and an iMac but I think that it would be better to just have MBPs with a cinema display. The only thing though, is that it would be nice to have a central machine for iPhoto and the ability for our kids to use our Apple TV when both laptops aren’t home. Any suggestions? I know that it is a pain to sync iPhoto and iMovie from machine to machine but you can do it for iTunes but having a stationary computer at come would be of benefit without getting an iMac.

    1. The mini running OS X Server would be a wise choice, but you already have an iMac. You don’t need to buy anything else.

      I recommend you make your current iMac your always-on computing hub. Create user accounts for you, for the kids, and for guests, with appropriate permissions so that you can manage your data without risk of someone else screwing it up. Sync all your portables to this one master archive. You can stream media via wire or wirelessly to all your other Macs and iGadgets.

      Also, consider moving all your photos, movies, and music to an external drive attached to your iMac to save your iMac’s drive — a RAID box or NAS will provide instantaneous backup of your media for one less thing to worry about.

      1. Hi there. Thanks for the comments. I’d actually like to update the 2010 27″ iMac and give it to a friend and have a Mini to clear off the desk so I can plug the MBPs into a cinema display when doing heavier work. I’d also like to plug my older colour laser printer into it as well so I can print wirelessly.

        Do you know of the big benefits of going OS X Server versus regular OS X? What do you use to sync files? I use Dropbox for all documents and iTunes can be set to autodownload new purchases made on other devices. Basically only iMovie and iPhoto are the issues. I once shared my iMac iTunes database and tried to open it from the MBPbut it failed and I lost the database. Any suggestions on it?

        1. That’s a lucky friend you have!

          OS X Server offers several additional features for file sharing. Whether you need them is something only you can decide. Apple discusses it here:

          For syncing files, there are several 3rd party apps one can use, including some free ones. Intego Backup seems to work well, I think that’s what was recommended for our LaCie drives. I’d loot at their drives first — they aren’t the cheapest, but LaCie has always been Mac-friendly and well built.

          We manage a lot of working files the old-fashioned way (i.e., in ways that make iOS infuriating and unusable).

          We use Aperture for photo management.

          We use multiple iTunes libraries (a different library file on each MacBook) linked to an old Mac Pro that has all the song files on it. It’s not painless, but it actually works fine. As long as your local machine has the map to find the media, there’s rarely a conflict with different machines screwing up the audio archive. Manual library updates are required to add tunes. Doug’s iTunes Scripts are a godsend.

          We have NAS and both internal & external drives for different projects on Mac Pros and laptops. When we need a fast clone of a drive, we typically use Carbon Copy Cloner. For system backups, we have Time Machine enabled (to separate internal drives on the Mac Pros).

          Long story short, there’s no one right way to accomplish what you need to do. We are old-school so we like the power and flexibility of old big Mac Pro machines (and carrying lighter MacBook Airs for portable light work & presentations) but for simply serving media, a Mini or an iMac would do fine, leaving your MacBooks to do the heavy lifting.

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