The gravitational pull is towards iOS, phones, tablets and laptops.
Apple's a pretty conservative company in some respects. ...in that the desktop strategy hasn't changed in years and won't no matter how much we wish...wishing won't make it so.
I wouldn't rule out a slimmed down tower. But towers are so yesterday. In the scale of things, the Mac Pro is virtually 'hobby' territory if you were to compare its sales to the Apple TV.
Take most of Apple's mobile business vs it's desktop stuff. Hello 'dwarfed by it.'
Apple will probably give us one more 'pricey' tower update before the clock starts ticking on it's life.
As I look at my Mum's Power Mac G4 450 2001(?) addition with an ATI alien face sucker GPU card struggle to browse today's youtube/internet or do anything without pausing for thought vs my iPhone 4 which is faster vs the iPad 2 that blows it out the water vs my iMac that is more of a workstation than that aged beast will ever be...I feel a tinge of sadness.
The dinosuars got wiped out by the mammals. *looks towards the iMac...the Mac Mini, the laptops and the forth coming iPad 3 which will be 'all the computer' for the 'rest of us' that mainstream computer users will ever need.
The gigherz race is over. Clunky cheap ass PC tower? Or an iPad 3? Low end Mac Pro coming in at £2100? Or full loaded iMac at the same price which spanks it black and blue and PURPLE for value? (and how can you have a workstation without a monitor? The iMac comes with a gorgeous 27 incher, baybee...)
The mammals are already here and their sales are dwarfing the dinosaurs into virtual extinction. Some of us will find it hard to let go of the dinosaurs and maybe find use in riding the odd one...bare back.
Lemon Bon Bon.