Mac is making over their current line of Macbooks and computers with the finished results will debut in stores sometime next year. Although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) did showcase their new lineup of Macbooks yesterday at the Worldwide Developers conference, there was virtually no discussion regarding the updates. The iMacs all-in-ones were left untouched with no changes despite rumors that the computers were to get retina displays and this leaves many Apple fans to assume that the company was basically done with traditional desktops especially since there were no rumors about them. But David Pogue from the New York Times clarified that was not true, “Many Apple observers also wonder if Apple thinks that desktop computers are dead, since not a word was said about the iMac and Mac Pro. An executive did assure me, however, that new models and new designs are under way, probably for release in 2013.”
The new specs for the Mac pro desktop includes six-core 2.93GHz Intel Xeon X5675, two 2.4 GHx six core Xeons, 1TB hard drive, and16GB of ram. The specs are not necessarily the most impressive but they are something.
It’s amazing that Apple still updates most of their computers these days considering that the company spends most of their efforts and money on perfecting their more popular products like their iPhones and iPads. I guess this means that desktops and laptops still dominate a portion of the computer market.
If you’re looking for a basic desktop or laptop, you won’t be disappointed by Apple’s improvements. However, if you’re wanting something more innovative with more impressive specs, you’re probably better off purchasing an iPad or other tablet computer. That said, although I think desktops are slowly being replaced by faster and more portable machine, I also think there will be a niche market for traditional machines for at least another decade or two, most notably serious gamers and older people.