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  Apple's corporate motto.
Cook said sometime later next year.  EP v2 Xeons aren't due until the third quarter, so most likely that's when the new Mac Pros will roll out.  
Ive is still working on making them thin enough.
  So by this reasoning, Chevrolet should kill the Corvette and Dodge should kill the Viper.  Neither car amounts to much in profits, so what good are they?     Of course, if Chevy killed the Corvette, it wouldn't affect the rest of their lineup's functionality.  If Apple kills the Mac Pro, eventually there will be less interest in Mac OS X among content creation developers, and so the iMac will be able to do less.          
  They will because thinner.  Apple are also undoubtedly pissed that they still have to sell laptops with optical drives in them, so there is another reason to ditch the thicker MBP.  They even gimped the iMac to make it thinner, and that's a desktop where there is no functional benefit to it being thin.  There are good reasons to make a laptop computer thinner and lighter, but logical design has nothing to do with it.  Ive wants thin, Jobs gave it his blessing, that's...
  So what exactly is your point?  That we don't need fast hardware because slower works well enough?  You used a lot of words to state the obvious, although things are more complex than your wordy post suggests.  Faster hardware not only gets sh!t done faster in the present, it remains viable longer into the future.  Contrary to Apple's landfill fodder business strategy, most people who buy $6000 Xeon workstations expect the hardware to not only support today's software,...
  Apple isn't going to migrate to a new architecture again, not with Intel at the top of their game.  And if Apple were to decide to migrate, the Mac Pro would be the LAST model they would migrate.     Beyond that, Apple obviously doesn't care about pushing computer tech limits with the Mac Pro.  They aren't even interested in taking what Intel can give them at this point.
Ever hear of a test mule?  You think Apple just tests a totally new hardware design at Apple HQ for a few months, then says "That's good enough!" and puts it into production?
  This is probably the best argument I've yet heard for the Mini or iMac over a Mac Pro.  Get sh!t done slower, so you have more time to think.  Think carefully about optimizing your work.     It's also amusing that the Apple hardware defenders keep mentioning the "Pegasus".  That just proves how limited fast external drive options are for Apple's disposable hardware -  you have one brand a couple models to choose.  Of course Thunderbolt storage has limited bandwidth...
It's the E5 v2 Xeon that's due for volume production in the 3rd quarter, I'm sure that's what he meant.     He's a video guy, he doesn't really know hardware tech any more than necessary to get his work done.  
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