New Mac Pro, Maybe Not For a While
A few points on what might happen with a Mac Pro. An educated guess, only.
- I don’t expect a new Mac Pro before August. It’s just not a priority for Apple.
- It is best not to assume that a new model will be faster than the current model. We might see more CPU cores running at a slower clock speed for lower power consumption. Which means lower performance for Photoshop/Lightroom and many other programs.
- There might be SATA III and a “faster” video card, and it won’t make any difference to the vasty majority of Photoshop/Lightroom users. Besides, the OWC PCIe card is a solution that exists today (imminent), for the current Mac Pro.
- There is a significant risk of an unappealing design change (e.g., , a tangled mess of Thunderbolt cables connecting a heap of noisy external building-block boxes each with its own low-quality power supply, instead of one nice Mac Pro box with its ultra high quality power supply).
I hope to be proved wrong, but I am not optimistic.
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