Of all the new products announced by Apple during 2013, the new Mac Pro is the one I’ve been most excited by. It represents a massive design change for the iconic professional, power computer. And somehow, is already is iconic as the previous generations. We know almost everything there is to know about it, except for when it’s actually going to be released.
According to Conrad, a German retailer, it’s set to arrive on December 16. This news comes as the site opens up pre-orders on a device that’s set to cost from $2,999 for the bog standard, 3.7GHz Quad-Core processor-equipped monster.
It’s worth noting that this is just the date expected by a Mac-authorized retailer. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s definitely arriving then. I’d expect there to be a few days discrepancy as it could potentially be released a few days before or after. It does – however – give Conrad a chance to get some orders in before anyone else, getting a head-start on its competitors.
With most products it’d be prudent for Apple to release them in time for Christmas. With the Mac Pro, it’s not as big a focus. It’s not as consumer-focussed, and is primarily aimed at media professionals, all of whom – I’m sure – are happy to wait. After all, most are Mac-only and wouldn’t even consider switching to any other platform.