In case you missed it, Apple made some big headlines this morning, announcing a “completely rethought” Mac Pro is in the works.
The company has also confirmed that a new iMac is in the works for “this year”. According to Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi via TechCrunch:
“The original iMac, you never would’ve thought as remotely touching pro uses. And now you look at today’s 5K iMac, top configs, it’s incredibly powerful, and a huge fraction of what would’ve traditionally — whether it’s audio editing, video editing, graphics, arts and so forth — that would’ve previously absolutely required the Mac Pros of old, are being well-addressed by iMac. But there’s still even further we can take iMac as a high performance, pro system, and we think that form factor can address even more of the pro market.”
Mac mini still an ‘important product’
As for the Mac mini, which hasn’t seen an update since late 2014, Schiller had this to say:
“On that I’ll say the Mac mini is an important product in our lineup and we weren’t bringing it up because it’s more of a mix of consumer with some pro use. … The Mac mini remains a product in our lineup, but nothing more to say about it today.”
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