Back in early March 2012 we brought attention to a vital issue within the Mac Community. The fact that the Mac Pro hasn’t been updated in almost 2 years, this is an eternity in computer time. Since that time, new Intel XEON chips and chipset have come out and gone into use in some non-mac workstations, has this changed anything for Apple Mac Pro systems??? Not at all, blistering silence from Apple has continued.
No news on a new Mac Pro or Mac Pro equivalent systems. Nothing released or any pre-release news. Sadly, the very users ranging from scientists, graphic professionals, music professional and more are growing discontent and unhappy. Remember, these are the people who were the core customers of Apple during the lean years when Macintosh systems were not embraced elsewhere. Essentially keeping the lights on when people buying Apple systems were few.
The Facebook Petition, WE WANT A NEW MACPRO, has taken off within 10 days like gangbusters. Today (5/29/2012)over 12,674 people have signed it. People are getting mad, really with cause in our minds, to speak up about Apple leaving its powerhungry customers out to dry. The petition isn’t an angry one, it is actually quite polite. Cheer to its creator, Lou Borella. Thanks for helping to rally the community.
Apple hasn’t said a thing. Nothing publically, no back discussions with computer reporters saying “don’t worry something is coming.” Nada. In a world when companies and people need to budget their money for spending on expensive systems, Apple is playing a dangerous game that is risky. Lots of Apple professionals don’t want to try to make inefficient and buggy “Hackintosh” systems to use and are faced with the question, “do we go windows?”
We are proud to call attention to We Want a New MacPro and join the rally cry for Apple to do better for it’s professional and high end customers. Many of them even have jobs dependent on getting new better models.
Some of the features on the want list for Mac Pro Professionals:
We would ask that Apple manufacture many of these new Mac Pro computers in the United States, as has been the history of this product line until recently many of them have been assembled in China instead.
Please sign the petition and help spread the word.
Here are two articles from March on our website pointing attention to the matter.