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.
Even considering the disappointing performance of the iPhone 5c, it seems safe to say that Apple has been on fire this holiday season. The latest good news for the Cupertino giant comes from Parks Associates (via Cnet), an analytics firm that revealed yesterday that Apple's desktop computers have at long last edged out competitors Dell, HP, and Acer as the "preferred" units among consumers this holiday season.
Well, we hope you all were pleased with yourselves and your Black Friday madnesses. Since the great deals were everywhere last week, this week's foray into refurbs will find a few different corners, but some old faves too. Plus the usual assortment of gear for your gear at a price that's not dear.
The latter half of 2013 has been full of information and teasers pertaining to the new Mac Pro (even an advertisement designed for cinema), but at long last it looks as though we might have a release dates. As MacRumors reports, a retailer in Germany known as Conrad Electronic may have changed all that.
Here's a good rumor on which to end Friday. According to French site Mac4Ever (via MacRumors), the new Mac Pro might be a little more awesome than originally thought, especially for the gamers out there. Based on their research, Mac Pro owners may be able to switch out their graphics cards.
It seems like there's something going on or about to happen, but we can't quite put our finger on it. Like something that didn't get mentioned. Like an event-wide "one more thing." Hmmmm, well, maybe you can spot it in this week's hottest news.