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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By that logic, wouldn't it be better to bring back the 17" Macbook Pro? It's something the majority of Mac customers can at least identify with, even if very few actually target it.

I'm not disagreeing with you about 'halo' products and all, but in Apple's case, most regular consumers don't even know the Mac Pro exists.

Not sure about the US, but where I live none of the Apple stores even had Mac Pros for display, even when the line was new/refreshed. As far as I can recall, the Apple website has never gone out of it's way to give the Mac Pro line much of a showcase either.

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