We’ve had a tip off from a reliable source that the new Mac Pro is aimed squarely at the pro market.
In a recent exchange when we asked about dates they told us…
“Actually, release is still up in the air, but the redesign will be squarely aimed at audio and video pros. They are taking it out of the consumer realm altogether.”
In our mind this has to be a machine to meet the needs of a modern audio/video environment it needs;
- The best CPUs with good choices to adapt them to various needs
- Great graphics and audio I/O
- High speed Storage connectivity such as Thunderbolt, USB3 etc
- Pro friendly form factors
If this rumour bears out, it does make wonder what Apple is doing at the moment. The story we reported some months ago, of most of their Pro Applications Specialists (the people offering pre and post sales support to pro users, such as studios, post houses and artists) losing their jobs, is correct.
So is Apple hoping to deal with Pro users in much the same way as other mass market PC manufacturers do?