Yesterday's WWDC event yielded a so-called "silent update" to the Mac Pro, essentially just a CPU speed-bump. Most people assume that this means that the Mac Pros are being phased out, but perhaps there's still hope for the Mac Pro fans out there.
Mac Rumors has posted a reader's email purportedly from Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding Mac Pro's:
Our pro customers are really important to us...don't worry as we're working on something really great for later next year.
Marco Arment on today's so-called Mac Pro Update:
I bet this is the last Mac Pro. If you wanted to kill a product line, an “update” like today’s would be a good way to clear out parts and keep selling to a few desperate buyers for a bit longer without any real investment.
Would it have killed Apple to just add Thunderbolt ?
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Apple to update most of its Mac lineup and multiple accessories at WWDC | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
This makes sense, and it wouldn't surprise me if Apple pushes out the big (and in the case of the Mac Pro, much needed) Mac updates that this article describes. Along with Mountain Lion, it'd demonstrate Apple's continued commitment to the Mac as a platform and to Mac (vs. iOS) developers.
Apple didn’t say who would give the keynote address, but typically its the company’s CEO that does the honor. It wouldn’t be unheard of for Tim Cook to invite other Apple employees on stage to give demos of new Apple products and explain Apple’s direction in the coming year.