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New Mac Pro release date, rumours and leaked images

Karen Haslam | Jan. 7, 2013
The new Mac Pro release date is one of the biggest questions professional Mac users have right now. In this article we explore some of the rumours and uncover potential leaked images of the new Mac Pro. Read our New Mac Pro release date, rumours and leaked images article to find out more.

Welcome to our New Mac Pro release date, rumours and leaked images article, here we plan to do everything that the title suggests. We are going to bring you everything we know about the new Mac Pro release date so you can know exactly when the new Mac Pro is coming out. Also we are going to bring you a few of the juiciest spec rumours that are flying round the web's most trusted Mac websites too. Finally, we have new Mac Pro leaked images that to show you. So sit back and relax we're got the new Mac Pro covered. We'll update this story as more information becomes available, so be sure to check back from time to time.

New Mac Pro release date

Back in June 2012, Apple attracted criticism and concern after it made a very minor update to the Mac Pro. In response to that criticism, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised that new Mac Pros would be released in 2013, so we know that something is on its way.

A likely Mac Pro release date and venue would be at WWDC, Apple's worldwide developers conference that they hold on a yearly basis in San Francisco. We expect that it will take place around the beginning of June, last year it started on 11 June. In previous years this event tended to have a Pro focus, although in recent times it's rather been taken over by the iPad, iPhone and iOS. Hopefully this June we will get back to the Mac.

The current Mac Pro

At last years WWDC, Apple quietly released a new Mac Pro, but this resulted in a lot of criticism, lead by Andy Hertzfield (a member of the original Mac development team) and a Facebook page, MacProsPlease, was set up by a freelance editor/animator to plea with Apple to address the issue.

In response to the fears that Apple was abandoning the pro Mac user, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised that new Mac Pros would be released in 2013. In an email, Tim Cook replied to one concerned Mac Pro user, saying: "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 WWDC], don't worry as we're working on something really great for later next year."

Backing up Cook's claims that a new Mac Pro is in the works, hidden files within a Boot Camp configuration file in a recent version of Mountain Lion appear to confirm the next generation of the Mac Pro. It mentions the MacPro 6,0, a machine that doesn't currently exist.

There are two versions of the current Mac Pro (along with various build-to-order options and a Server model): a 3.2GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon chip, with 6GB of RAM; and a high-end model with two 2.4GHz, six-core Xeons and 12GB of RAM. Both sport a 1TB hard drive and AMD's Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards. Prices start at £2,049.

 

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