New Mac Pros & iMacs Set for Launch

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – While Apple’s annual WWDC event may have provided info on big changes to popular devices including the MacBook Pro and Air, another key product is experiencing its own upgrades. According to a post from 9to5Mac, even though Apple didn’t mention it at the conference, the company’s Mac Pro desktop lineup is now updated via the Apple website.

New specifics include a 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor with 8GB of memory for the machine’s $2,999.00 Server offering. Despite that, not all are happy with the revamp.

“The specs for the ‘new’ Mac Pro had hardly changed, except for a tiny, inconsequential processor clock bump,” commented former Apple employee and computer scientist Andy Hertzfeld in a Google+ post.

“Still no Thunderbolt, still no USB 3.0, no SATA III or RAM speed improvements. It seems like it’s stuck in time in 2010. The only thing that’s still high-end about it is the bloated price,” Hertzfeld continued.

Meanwhile, a Forbes report today indicated that a new iMac would be set for release in 2013. Further details could be discussed at the conference later on this week. Apple is holding its WWDC in San Francisco, California. The event is set to conclude Friday.