New Mac Pros and Mac Minis Launching in August

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CNet's Brian Tong has revealed on Twitter that "all new" next generation Mac Pros and Mac minis will arrive in late July or early August.

EXCLUSIVE: My sources tell me ALL NEW Next-Gen Mac Pros and Mac Minis will launch either end of July first week of August.

Tong previously accurately predicted the arrival of new iMacs in the "end of April or 1st week of May". The iMacs did arrive in the 1st week of May as predicted. Tong indicates his source for the Mac Pro and Mac Mini updates are the same as for the iMac updates.

No details are provided on the specs of the machines besides the expected incorporation of Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge CPUs.

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Top Rated Comments

DTphonehome Avatar
169 months ago
Can i plug my own screen and etc. to the mac mini?
How else would you see what you're doing?
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MagicBoy Avatar
169 months ago
Can i plug my own screen and etc. to the mac mini?

Yep. They've always been BYODKM (Bring you own display, keyboard and Mouse).
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reel2reel Avatar
169 months ago
Exactly.

15 years ago a professional needed the fastest and the brightest of Macs to do his work. Today a graphic designer can get away with a cheap iMac, or even Mac Mini if he wishes so.

People who need a Mac Pro are a minority now. And they will keep needing it so Mac Pro's will be made, but they will only be maintained like Apple has been doing lately.
Bull, bull and more bull.

People should stop basing your view of the world on tv ad's. In the real-world over here, we buy a couple Mac Pro's every few months for designers, video editors, etc, etc. Nobody wants to work on a laptop or iMac. At first it sounds fun, but then you realize how bottle-necked you are. Suddenly everyone is fighting to *not* use an iMac or MacBook.

So much for the minority theory. And I hardly think Apple would be refreshing Mac Pro's after only a year if this statement was even close to reality.

(I'm not speaking to you personally, but more to the idea that you're offering. Sorry if it sounded otherwise)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blue Velvet Avatar
169 months ago
Today a graphic designer can get away with a cheap iMac, or even Mac Mini if he wishes so.


'Get away with' being the operative phrase, even for women designers. ;)

Some of us like a little more headroom, expandability, flexibility and like their Macs to last for a while. iMacs don't offer much in the way of display choice, consistency and quality; Minis are saddled with pokey slow little drives and limits on RAM as the Creative Suite and other apps become ever-increasing resource hogs with each new iteration. A publication I'm working on right now, with templates from the publisher, are choking my MBP because the running heads and masthead are choked with hundreds of vector points, embedded into the InDesign file.

In my case, I've also got almost 2TB of current and archived work, almost half a lifetime worth of stuff that I'd rather not have stashed across a spider's web of external drives.

Possibly new Mac Pros on the way? Best news for ages. Don't ever let anyone tell anyone else here that no-one needs a Mac Pro.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hellhammer Avatar
169 months ago
There are still no Sandy Bridge CPUs suitable for Mac Pro. Unless Apple is looking for a significant change (drop DP models, basically a headless iMac), there is nothing to update.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Umbongo Avatar
169 months ago
Remove the optical drive bay, remove a couple PCIe slots, add a few Thunderbolt ports, add a couple 2.5" drive bays, and make everything SATA3. Shrink the size by half.

Why?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)