Windows 7 remains one of the most popular operating systems for Apple's rival Microsoft, but apparently the folks in Cupertino want nothing to do with it. According to new support documents (via MacRumors), Apple's Boot Camp for the new Mac Pro no longer supports installations of the 2009 platform. If you want to run Windows on your sleek 2013 Mac Pro, in other words, you're going to install Windows 8.
The new Mac Pro has apparently been a huge success -- to the point that some customers still haven't received units that they ordered way back in January and December. As you might recall, Apple said at the time that orders wouldn't ship until February, and that's a problem since we only have a few hours left in the month.
It's easy to write off 2013 as a year without any real design innovations. The first great smartwatch is going to have to wait till next year — sorry, Samsung and Pebble — and we didn't get a new Apple product that wasn't a riff on a previous one. And Google didn't make any headway with Glass.
But it wasn't a lost year by any stretch. We might not look back on 2013 as the watershed year that 2007 was, but even without a big bang, there were a number of advancements that made us look, touch and think just a little different.
This week's stories are about resurrection of old names, how one company pivoted in the face of the iPhone's awesome-sauce, the unveiling of some new amazingness we've all been waiting for plus the newest games of the week and a few apps that might just keep you sane these last few weeks of the year. That and more as always, just step right inside.
The review units of the new Mac Pro started arriving at various media outlets today, and MacFormat (our sister site over in the UK), has already put together their own unboxing video of the unit they received. With over 15 minutes of footage, it provides a good way to see what you'll be getting sometime in February if you order the unit today.
Just hours after we wrote that the new Mac Pro units would start shipping "by December 30," Apple has already updated its site to amend that agreeable shipping timeframe to "February." Considering the extended shipping estimates we saw for both the iPhone 5s and the iPad mini with Retina display, we should probably just start expecting these announcements with every major release.
With the calendar quickly running out of potential days in December to release the new Mac Pro without colliding into the holidays, Apple has now confirmed the cylindrical black powerhouse will finally arrive on Thursday.
The new Mac Pro still hasn't hit the tables of the Apple Store yet, but staff members at the Apple Store have already started to work with customers to determine the cost of build-to-order units of the long-awaited professional desktop. And as MacRumors reports, it ain't pretty. The site has since managed to get a hold of business owners looking to create their own custom units, and the prices go far beyond the base prices of $2,999 and $3,999.