The Mac Pro, Apple’s tower Mac with a $2500 starting price tag, only got a minor speed bump this week; not the full overhaul and new processor architecture that customers were hoping to see. This will change next year, though, when Apple introduces “something really great,” according to Tim Cook. Cook answered an email from a disgruntled Mac Pro customer.
In the email, Cook writes:
Thanks for your email. Our Pro customers like you are really important to us. Although we didn’t have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at today’s event, don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year. We also updated the current model today.
We’ve been continuing to update Final Cut Pro X with revolutionary pro features like industry leading multi-cam support and we just updated Aperture with incredible new image adjustment features.
We also announced a MacBook Pro with a Retina Display that is a great solution for many pros.
The email originally was posted on a Mac Pro fan group on Facebook and later on MacRumors. Macworld also confirmed through Apple that the email is indeed from Cook. Subsequently, an Apple spokesperson confirmed that the iMac isn’t meant to be covered by this statement — it could see updates sooner.