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    This was not really the news I was hoping for.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...f_mac_pro.html

    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/31/...-mac-pro-line/

    Cant really see myself on a Mac mini or iMac.

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    If true, then I want a RED Pro tower dedicated to the production environment. A specialized system that would have the rocket built-in along with all the other whiz-bang features we need. That I'd buy.
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    Well, Smoke on a mac mini. That would be the day. How could the pro society not be forced to predominantly move to Windows? Linux isn't really an alternate as I see it.
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    Rutrow . . . hard to fit a Rocket in a laptop
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    If this is true, then Apple has officially and fully abandoned the Professional market. I suppose the writing was pretty much on the wall with the FCPX debacle, but this would be the clincher.
    I can't stand Windows of any version, so a move like this would only push me back to the Hackintosh world which is what brought me to buy my Mac Pro in the first place...
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    Hopefully, they might be making the move to a rack mounted unit as some rumors are saying. That would work fine too, then I could put it all in the same box.
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    I think their thinking is not to abandon the professional market per se - but they are thinking that a more feasible option for them would be to use Thunderbolt as an access point for external professional needs. Even third party cards could go in a thunderbolt card chasis etc. Not sure how higher end graphics to video cards would work, but I suspect they're pondering that question.

    Clearly their interest is leaning towards the consumer market... but it always was, that's not new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelan View Post
    Hopefully, they might be making the move to a rack mounted unit as some rumors are saying. That would work fine too, then I could put it all in the same box.
    Rack Mount = .001% of potential Desktop market. Wouldn't hold your breath on that one. Apple is gently closing the door on all things not FCPX / MacBook / iPhone / iCloud
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    I knew it! I had this feeling. I was debating about replacing my old 2007 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz dual-core, I'm glad I just purchase the windows version of CS5.5. Now all I need is a PC to put it on. ;-D
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    Apple has been leaning consumer/prosumer slowly but surely over the past 5-10 years. I would not be surprised. Which is no heartbreak for me, I use all PC anyway, and have had no notable problems.
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