From a note by John Gruber posted on Daring Fireball Tuesday morning:
Let’s not beat around the bush. I have great news to share:
Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. They’re also working on Apple-branded pro displays to go with them.
I also have not-so-great news:
These next-gen Mac Pros and pro displays “will not ship this year”…
Gruber usually gets his scoops direct from Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller. For more MacPro vaporware news, read The Mac Pro Lives.
UPDATE: Four other reporters were in on this briefing. See also these first-hand accounts:
- Matthew Panzarino, Techcrunch: Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro
- John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed: Apple Says It Is “Completely Rethinking” The Mac Pro
- Lance Ulanoff, Mashable: The MacPro is getting a major do-over
- Ina Fried, Axios: Apple to ditch the current Mac Pro design
Below: Schiller introducing the 2013 Mac Pro.