Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 22:01 UTC
Apple John Siracusa: "On paper, the Mac Pro may no longer be a viable product, but it would be a mistake for Apple to abandon the concept that it embodies. Like the Power Mac before it, the Mac Pro was designed to be the most powerful personal computer Apple knows how to make. That goal should be maintained, even as the individual products that aim to achieve it evolve." I agree wholeheartedly. The Mac Pro - and the PowerMac before it - are amazing products, and I would be quite sad to see them go. They may not always lead the pack in performance, but when it comes to sheer engineering and interior design, they are among the very best. I have zero need for a Mac Pro, but to this day, I always take a few minutes to admire it whenever I pay a visit to my Apple retailer.
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Maybe they will surprise us?
by bram on Sat 9th Mar 2013 02:12 UTC
bram
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I like to think that Apple may surprise us with something completely out of left-field.

What if they stunned the world with a 64 core ARM?
It would kinda make sense: better efficiency than the top end xeon, maybe a little slower, but sufficient if used properly (multi thread, multi proc.)

Apple is pretty big on concurrency with the work they have put into Grand Central Dispatch (GCD). A 64-core ARM would be a perfect platform for GCD based software to shine.

I think that may have been what Tim Cook was referring to as upcoming exciting stuff.

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