It had been reported that the new Mac Pro lineup would feature the next generation Sandy Bridge processor, but the company is has having doubts about its success in terms of sales and is evaluating whether to continue with product lineup or not.
With the advent of mobility gadgets like smartphones, tablets and laptops, the way of computing has been dramatically changed. There is no need for a person to have a huge desktop system to perform daily operations as those can be done with a device much smaller in size.
Same is the scenario with Mac Pro as all of its feature can be integrated into Notebooks, the heavy desktop systems trend is fading out.
According to AppleInsider:-
According to these people, the consensus among sales executives for the Cupertino-based company was that the Mac Pro’s days — at least in its current form — were inevitably numbered.
In particular, internal discussions were said to focus around the fact that sales of the high-end workstations to both consumers and enterprises have dropped off so considerably that the Mac Pro is no longer a particularly profitable operation for Apple.
The Apple Mac sales are suffering as except high end graphic cards which are of no good use on Apple platform(considering you are not a developer), all other things like, Thunderbolt which was the main highlight of the Mac is also embedded in MacBook pro as well.
There has not been a single update on Mac Pro lineup since 2010 and 2012 is just months away which indicates Apple being too busy with its iPhone and iPads that it has overlooked the desktop section. Coming to think of it, iPhone and iPad had more sales and all the buzz than that of Mac desktops so it’s a little obvious that they are paying less attention.
Apple’s iMac can have a great future if embedded with powerful processor to meet demanding requirements, other than that its desktop area will keep on suffering.
Also if the latest video games which run on PC were compatible with Apple than its desktop market might not have been affected. As the main success behind PC platform is the gaming market, which if came to Apple’s Mac, it could prove to be a game changer.
Lets see what Apple officially decides to do for its Mac Pro lineup.