“We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year.” In addition to transparency for pro customers on an individual basis, there’s also a larger fiscal reasoning behind it.
“We know that there’s a lot of customers today that are making purchase decisions on the iMac Pro and whether or not they should wait for the Mac Pro,” says Boger.
This is why Apple wants to be as explicit as possible now that if institutional buyers or other large customers are waiting to spend budget on, say iMac Pros or other machines, they should pull the trigger without worry that a Mac Pro might appear late in the purchasing year.
Woohoo! I am going to see how long my 2016 MacBook Pro can do heavy lifting before I consider owning a machine like this again. That being said, I got good use out of my 2008 Mac Pro for eight years and it is still functional now. Modular machines are incredibly flexible. Maybe I will consider another one.