Mac Pro 2013 Release Date: Next Gen Desktop Tower By Apple Announced At WWDC Will Have November Launch, No Show At Oct. 22 Event?
By Staff Writer | October 21, 2013 03:15 PM EDT
Mac Pro 2013 release date: Apple’s next generation workstation, the Mac Pro, has a refurbished design and a “Made in USA” branding and being touted as one of the most powerful desktop towers available. It was announced at the company’s WWDC event last June and was promised to be released “this fall.”
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The new MacPro features a compact cylindrical design, along with Ivy Bridge E Xeon processors, dual AMD Fire Pro graphics chips and a speedy PCI Express-based flash storage, shared MacRumors. Not to mention other professional-grade externals.
French website MacG is now reporting, according to Techradar, that the release date for the eagerly anticipated Mac Pro desktop tower is on November 17. It’s being deemed as D-Day and is happening right before the all-important Black Friday shopping spree.
This means to say that the October 22 event of the tech giant will not be showcasing the new Mac Pro. Instead, it’s expected that it will be unveiling the highly anticipated MacBook Pro Retina Display with the new Intel Haswell processors as well as the latest iteration of the iPads, the iPad 5 and iPad Mini. The smaller tablet, rumors suggest will have Retina display.
n what seems like a consistent trail of news pertaining to Mac Pro’s availability date of either October or November, the Austin American-Statesman reports that Flextronics America, Apple’s contract manufacturer for the Mac Pro, is hiring 1,700 workers for its Austin facility for a “next generation desktop computer.” Many speculate that it is the Mac Pro the company is referring to.
See the Austin-American report on the company’s hiring spree below.
“Flextronics America, which has ramped up hiring and spent tens of millions of dollars to renovate its Northwest Austin factory over the past two years, will start manufacturing a "next generation desktop computer" at the upgraded plant, according to a presentation it filed Monday with Travis County commissioners. “
“The document, part of a push by the computer and electronics manufacturer to have its Central Texas facilities designated as a foreign trade zone, suggests the company already created 879 jobs for the project and could add another 815 positions if it hits peak targets.”
According to Mac Rumors, Flextronics has been selected by Apple in an effort to bring some Mac production back to the United States. An unconfirmed tip from the tech site initially informs that the Flextronics would be using its facility in Forth Worth, Texas where it manufacturers the Moto X smartphone. Based on this latest clue, however, it seems that Flextronics will be using its Austin facilities instead which is less than a mile from Apple’s existing operation campus where an estimated 4,000 workers are employed.
The operations campus of Apple in Austin is undergoing a major expansion as the Cupertino tech giant is expected to spend over $300 million to add at least 3,600 new employees in the facility over the next 10 years.
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