Apple is a 90-90 company. That is, they make products that appeal to the needs of 90 percent of the people, 90 percent of the time. Assuming that’s true, where does the Mac Pro fit into the company’s future plans? Perhaps not at all, though we might not want to write Apple’s big tower off just yet.
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Bean counters, or at least those that estimate bean counts, are saying Mac sales jumped by more than a quarter last month and Apple looks set to deliver record quarterly unit volume numbers. The interesting twist is that the mothership didn’t ship its new OS and Mac models until the end of the month.
On the heels of yesterday’s record quarterly results, the mothership is rolling a host new product and it’s a killer line up. Whereas the hoped across-the-board price reductions didn’t happen, pretty much all of the other rumors have come true as Apple delivers Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and even new displays.
The rumors had just everything right about the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and MacBook Air except, of course, the date. Obviously, Apple shipped nothing new yesterday, but fresh whispers from “sources” say new stuff is coming and it will land late next week.
Rumors that Apple’s holding new Mac hardware until OS X 10.7 Lion ships in July have gained new heft. We’ve heard a lot about the MacBook Air, now there’s finally some information about the mothership’s two headless desktops
When the mothership killed off its one and only rack mountable back office iron, the Xserve, a relatively small yet vocal group complained bitterly of the loss. Some months later there’s evidence that Apple’s brewing a complete top-to-bottom server line redo.
Apple discontinued its one and only rack mountable server on Jan. 31 and there was much gnashing of teeth among the IT administration crowd. Now, however, there’s a new way to put some iron — OK, maybe just tinfoil — in your back office and it costs hundreds less than an entry-level Xserve.
Whether new users or the crustier variety that have been around since 1984, fans often perceive a link between themselves and Apple products and even the company — the same sort of connection people often feel for songs and musicians.