Dec 13, 2013 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: Mac Pro, Products, Rumors

Mac_pro_santaIf you are hoping for Santa to spring a new Mac Pro under the tree to act as your new 4K power-house editing machine, fugheddaboudit.

It appears Apple's elves won't be delivering the Mac Pro to market until after the clatter of hoofs and milk and cookies are long gone. Or, at least until Monday, December 30, which can be closely tied to the New Year – the prefect excuse to set a New Year's resolution for better editing, gaming and blazingly fast everything (all in the shape of an oversized soda can)!

Upstream supply chain rumors from the usual, and unreliable, Digitimes had been completely absent regarding the new Mac Pro. New ways to discover reliable launch date information, and ongoing Apple development programs are going to needed in order to discover future Apple offerings. The Mac Pro is being built in the U.S. via Flextronics. Hunting down Flextronics materials chain for such a low volume product proved very difficult to detect. Apple is moving to a more regional manufacturing model, and it will make discovering prototype builds or first article runs difficult to detect for future offerings.

Apple the master of utmost secrecy? Consider that ideology running at full speed ahead in Cupertino. As for the Mac Pro's arrival? Here's to hoping Santa leaves us all a few grand in our stockings, for a New Year's powerhouse.

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  1. give-me-a-break ~ Dec. 13, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    What is wrong with Apple ? 2 years in a row they cant deliver product. It's hard not to imagine that it's intentional. Apple must be a very sad place to work. #
  2. Richard T. Rutter ~ Dec. 14, 2013 @ 1:32 am

    Apple is just a bunch of liars, plain and simple. The reason for their love of secrecy is they are not as "together " as you think. Just look at their past and you will understand Apple better. I will list a few blunders... Most recently with Mavericks and people having problems with email. iWorks and iLife... giving us free versions but stripped down. Not Cool. If you had the 2011 versions of iLife or iWorks, these free versions could cause those programs problems. iOS7 is a real mess. The fonts are too narrow and small. The icons look too like they were created by a group of kindergarten kids. The music player has problems as well. Icons and volume controls spaced too close together. These programs had to be updated with fixes. Why??? They should be as close as perfect as possible.They were not. Not to name the Mobile Me blunders which led to iCloud and its rocky start. The Final Cut Pro X release and how Apple treated the professional editors but saying that X was it. Final Cut Studio would not be supported from that point forward. That would have been fine but Final Cut Pro X was just a "beta" version... not complete. Many pro editors have moved on to Avid, Premiere and even Vegas because of this action. There are more but I am too angry to list them. This Mac Pro adventure is just another example of how Apple really is. Tim Cook tell Brian Williams last year on TV that a new Mac Pro was coming in the Spring of 2013. A No Show. In June, a sneak peek of the new Mac Pro and a new release date of Fall. October arrives with 2 versions, a $2999 and a $3999 version. Now, its coming in December. Technically that is okay because the last day of Fall is December 20th. It is December now and still not a peep from Apple. Not Cool. #
  3. Shorty Robinson ~ Dec. 14, 2013 @ 6:03 am

    This is hilarious. You guys are just so UTTERLY CLUELESS as to what you're even talking about. Talk about painfully obvious and nonsensical CLICK-BAIT! LOL! Your various previous ridiculous "rumors" show your level of "expertise". Namely NONE WHATSOEVER. #
  4. Lars ~ Dec. 14, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    I haven't heard a thing about the Mac Pro showing up in the Best Buy system, or that it is launching within in a few days, nothing. Perhaps after Christmas makes sense. #
  5. Roger ~ Dec. 14, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    I don't think you're supposed to put a Santa hat on the top of the new Mac Pro or it will overheat and catch fire. #
  6. TS ~ Dec. 15, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Richard T. Rutter - I agree with everything you said. #
  7. Jan ~ Dec. 17, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    The Chips are ready: The HP Z420 machine is already available with the same chip and ram. So are Apple factory workers having some issues or something? #

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