Apple needs to nurture their hard core base while growing the iOS consumer empire.
"The specs for the ‘new’ Mac Pro had hardly changed, except for a tiny, inconsequential processor clock bump," fumed Andy Hertzfeld of the original Mac team. “Still no Thunderbolt, still no USB 3.0, no SATA III or RAM speed improvements — it seems like it’s stuck in time in 2010. The only thing that’s still high-end about it is the bloated price.”
"Mac Pro gets half-assed update," wrote Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper. “The message is clear: Apple doesn’t give a shit about the Mac Pro.”
The 4,000 “likes” that the Facebook group “We Want a New Macpro" had gathered two weeks ago shot up to over 18,000.