In my Jobs silent on hexacore Mac Pro at WWDC entry, I discussed the non-arrival of a new Apple Mac Pro, and when it might appear. See my comments there about what might be expected.
At this point, we cannot expect a Mac Pro before late July. Something has to happen by August (I hope), since the fall buying season starts not long after. But who knows, what with the iPhone now producing the lion’s share of Apple’s profits.
In the meantime, if a new or refurbished Mac Pro saves you time and/or increases reliability now, consider an MPG Pro Workstation, taking into account the quad-core vs 8-core shootout. My top recommendation remains the 2.66Ghz quad-core “Burly” MPG Pro Workstation, with the 3.33GHz model a smart move for increased interactive responsiveness.
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