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    Thanks. Good read. I still believe many Mac Pro enthusiasts would be more than satisfied if Apple released at least one updated version with Sandy Bridge processors and integrated Thunderbolt. Potentially it could last until dust clears regarding future of venerable desktop behemoth.
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    In my local Apple store (Palo Alto), I don't think I have seen a Mac Pro in many, many months. That seems completely logical to me since it would be waste of space in the retail store. People who want a Mac Pro are much more sophisticated and, therefore, likely to go online, configure it the way they want it, and have it shipped directly to them. IThe absence of the Mac Pro in the retail store indicates nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry VerHaar View Post
    The absence of the Mac Pro in the retail store indicates nothing.
    Retailers with a product in stock do put said product on display for sale.
    Online tech sales from the manufacturer are frequently built to order.
    The Mac Pro is still being offered in the Apple online store.
    Getting stuck with inventory of last year's model is generally a bad thing. This is especially true in tech.

    If those statements are correct then it is reasonable to deduce that Apple is building Mac Pros to order and eliminating their inventory because a new model is imminent. The deduction could prove false, but it is none the less reasonable. Factor in the lengthy period since the last update, the status of Sandy Bridge and you have a pretty strong case.

    Then again it could also be true that they are consolidating their inventory to sell out online before announcing the EOL, but then they are still taking custom orders, so I remain optimistic. :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Wilganowski View Post
    I'm curious if "new AMD graphics cards" mentioned could include the LiquiFire hydro-cooled line of FirePro workstation cards.
    All those years of Special-Ed are finally paying off.
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    I noticed this too and talked to a guy the other day who works for the apple store and he said they needed room to put that express checkout set up for the black friday sales but normally they're in the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carter Cammack View Post
    I'm curious if "new AMD graphics cards" mentioned could include the LiquiFire hydro-cooled line of FirePro workstation cards.
    i really wish apple would drop ATI has their primary card and go to nvidia. the drivers could use the extra attention...
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    You can still buy a Mac Pro at any Apple Store, this happens every year for the holidays folks...
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