Originally Posted by Bloodshotrollin'red
Dead, mate. Deceased. Just like the parrot in MP's sketch.
There are no more prosumers. Merely consumers.
We'll see. The pundits of doom had the mini almost dead...once following a long delay between updates.
In short. The end of life status of the Mac Pro has not been officially confirmed yet. There's plenty of time yet (in Apple's world) for the update to follow as when their 'whim' allows it.
As for the iMac.
Brushing Ivy Bridge cpu to one side...(thinks power savings and a modicum of 5-15% boost. Ok but not revoutionary...)
I guess it's down to the GPU then. 7000 series from ATI. More ram. Bigger HD.
I don't see HiDPI screens this year for desktops as much as I'd like. Maybe that's 2013's big deal.
Be nice of the iMac to have a price cut to match the steep price rises it had in 2008.
I have a core 2 duo. I'd like the 27 incher. But with HiDPI screen rumours circling for Macs eg laptops...how long until we actually see them would make me wait a year or so more.
Ivy bridge's successor may pack more punch. Plus I'd like to see a 6 core option in the top end.
I can well imagine that the 're-designed' iMac is merely going to have some alu shaved off it.
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