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Marcus Moore
Re: John Siracusa perspective on Mac Pro Successor
on Mar 27, 2013 at 4:53:03 am

Hardware design doesn't work like that, you can't just throw people and money at the problem and make it go faster. Just like with software design, after a certain point, more people doesn't help.

If there's no serious hardware design change, you might have a case to make. Otherwise, you'd be nuts to think they can design, prototype, finalize, set up overseas manufacturing lines, get them up to speed, and start manufacturing units in 12 months.

But if Apple had planned on ending the MacPro, then last year's non-update makes no sense at all. And that's beside the point that the well-connected Jim Dalrymple had already stated before WWDC that Apple wasn't ending the MacPro line.

I think what we've had here, as others have mentioned, was an unfortunately confluence of timing and priorities for Apple.

Perhaps very similar to what happened with X, where it's development cycle was artificially lengthened due to the mid-stream decision by Apple to abandon 64bit carbon.

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