Apple Says The Mac Pro Is Not Dead

In an attempt to communicate directly to its (disgruntled of late) long-term corps of Pro users, Apple chose to relay the news with Mac blog Daring Fireball and other Apple-friendly media outlets.

The spec-bumped older iteration of the Mac Pro that is being released today costs $2,999 and this will get you a 6-core Intel Xeon processor, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs and 16GB of memory, and for $3,999, you will now get an 8-core processor and dual D700 GPUs.

Unfortunately, although the internals have been modified, Apple has chosen not to update the connectivity options, saving UBC and thunderbolt 3 tech for next year's "complete rethink". The Mac Pro, redesigned and launched in 2013, has continued to gather dust over the years with no updates whatsoever - until now. Apple's attempts to pitch the iPad Pro as a device for professionals may also have impacted Mac sales.

During an equally rare roundtable interview with members of the press, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineer, Craig Federighi, said: "We designed ourselves into a bit of a thermal corner, if you will.[and] it became fairly hard to adjust [to allow for more powerful processors emitting more heat]".

He admitted that the firm "designed ourselves into a bit of a corner, adding: "We wanted to do something bold and different".

Verizon combines Yahoo and AOL to form a new division called Oath
The Verizon Communications is said to create this new company Oath after the completion of the acquisition of Yahoo and AOL. A rep for Yahoo declined to comment beyond a statement from Mayer when the Verizon deal was first announced past year .

'Game of Thrones' trailer offers glimpse at new season
The Night King and the White Walkers may be the most crucial characters who hold the key to the biggest twists in the next season. To add a little extra fuel to the wildfire of hype, HBO has released next season's first trailer.

April the giraffe showing signs of contractions
The latest update , which came on Thursday, March 30, stated that April's behavior "is very off from normal demeanor". In case you missed it, Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch offered a few updates and FAQ's on April last week.

The second would be to bite the bullet and tell the world what your plans are, even though it's your decades-long tradition - a fundamental part of the company's culture - to let actual shipping products, not promises of future products, tell your story.

However, Apple has now said it may have restricted itself in the way it designed the Pro, limiting what it could ever do to replace the machine.

The 5K iMac has been making inroads into professional video production as an alternative to the Mac Pro. - Apple is also updating the existing Mac Pro today - and will be making new Apple Displays to go with next year's model, along with new pro-focused iMacs. "We think it's really important to create something great for our pro customers who want a Mac Pro modular system, and that'll take longer than this year to do", Schiller said.

The situation was bad enough that AAPL staged this event to assure everyone that it hasn't abandoned the Mac or its professional users. According to him, Cook's company divulged there is now a "completely rethought" Mac Pro in the works, and this one will come with a modular design.

The problem Apple is facing right now is that many of its customers have lost faith in the company's pro-level computer strategy and feel abandoned. He said that they are designing the new iMac and pro display based on the customer feedback. But Schiller did say the new iMacs won't have any sort of touchscreen. In the meantime, if anyone desperately needs a Mac Pro, they will have to settle for the current model, which Apple has listed at $2999.

  • Japan envoy recalled over statue flap to return to S. Korea

    Japan envoy recalled over statue flap to return to S. Korea

    With the recall of the envoy, Japan also postponed bilateral economic dialogue and talks on a new currency swap with South Korea. Japan's Foreign Minister says his country is sending its Ambassador and a Consul General back to South Korea on Tuesday.
    Dolphins sign suspended S McDonald

    Dolphins sign suspended S McDonald

    He was suspended by the NFL for the first eight games of the 2017 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Veteran Nate Allen signed with Miami earlier this offseason after two substandard seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

    Ted Cruz could have a fight on his hands in 2018

    Democrats need to defend 25 seats in 2018, including 10 in states that President Trump carried in the 2016 election. Before he began working in Washington, he served as a member of the El Paso City Council from 2005-2011.
  • Kim Kardashian: 'I can't carry any more kids'

    Kim Kardashian: 'I can't carry any more kids'

    North says yes, and that he wants her mom to have a boy AND a girl. This surgery is really the one last thing I can try", she said .
    J Lo & Alex Rodriguez Stepped Out In NYC

    J Lo & Alex Rodriguez Stepped Out In NYC

    They've taken their love from Miami to the Bahamas, and they were most recently spotted in the big apple. Of her guilty pleasures, he said , "Oh, boy - she's going to kill me if I say too much".
    Eagles to reunite for full concert

    Eagles to reunite for full concert

    Steely Dan , Journey , The Doobie Brothers , and Earth, Wind & Fire will fill out the lineups for both weekends. The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac will headline The Classic East Festival, set for Citi Field on July 29 and 30.
  • Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

    Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

    Many pro-life advocates are hoping this vote is the first step in defunding Planned Parenthood from Medicaid. It's possible it could end up just like the proposed health care bill.
    US sanctions North Koreans linked to weapons, financial networks

    US sanctions North Koreans linked to weapons, financial networks

    USA and United Nations sanctions aren't almost enough because almost all of his economic support comes from China. It also requires the Trump administration to determine whether North Korea is a state sponsor of terrorism.

    Trump sweeps away Obama climate change plan

    But 75 United States city mayors aren't letting Trump stand in the way of their climate action. President Obama put the Clean Power Plan into effect with an executive order in 2015.
  • Washington state man arrested after killing intruder in shower, police say

    Washington state man arrested after killing intruder in shower, police say

    Fanning went to one of the homes on his property, where cops say he runs an internet-based firm out of the building. When he arrived at the second property, the homeowner found a screen taken off the window and the door kicked in.
    Escape of cattle from St. Louis slaughterhouse spurs roundup

    Escape of cattle from St. Louis slaughterhouse spurs roundup

    The six heifers slipped out of the Star Packing Company on Thursday afternoon and took to north St. Louis police attempt to round up a heifer who escaped from a slaughterhouse in St.

    U.S. stocks rally as banks gain, oil prices rise

    Crude oil prices for May delivery rose 1.7% to settle at $50.35 per barrel, improving on gains made on Wednesday (29 March). The S&P 500 posted 20 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 99 new highs and 19 new lows.