Does Apple Still Believe in the iMac?
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) keynote address on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference updated all its notebooks, but there was not a peep about the company’s desktops. However, according to New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, the company still believes in the iMac. The computer has not received an update for a while now, but according to Pogue, news may be on its way.
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“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,” he writes. “An executive did assure me, however, that new models and new designs are under way, probably for release in 2013.”
Apple’s professional-level workstation, Mac Pro, received Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) updated Xeon E5 chip in March, but the company has been rumored to be questioning the future of the computer in the face of a momentum for notebook machines. It looks to have changed its mind though.
A reader of the Apple blog MacRumors also reported that he received a positive email from Apple chief executive Tim Cook to his question about the future of the Mac Pro. “Our pro customers are really important to us … don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year,” Cook is said to have written back.
Apple said it sold 2.8 million notebooks and nearly 1.2 million desktops in the last quarter. Overall Mac revenue was $5.073 billion, or 13 percent of sales.
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