Does Apple still care about the Mac Pro? If today is any indication, the answer very well may be no. While Apple gushed about its new (and amazing) MacBook Pro with Retina Display—the computer it said is the most advanced it's ever made—it also updated its "high-end" professional workstation, the Mac Pro.
This is the first upgrade the Mac Pro line has seen since 2010. Apple will offer three models:
For $2,499 you get 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processor and 6 GB of RAM. For $3,799 you get two 2.4 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon processors and 12 GB of RAM. Both will come with 1 TB of storage and an ATI Radeon 5770 graphics card. The third model is the Mac Pro Server which is the same as tthe $2,499 model except it is has two 1 TB drives and 8 GB of RAM.
And that's it. The new Mac Pros don't come with Thunderbolt or even USB 3.0. We're not analysts, but this can't bode well for the future of the beloved Mac Pro.
[via PC Mag]