Is Apple Finally Going to Bust Out New Mac Pros?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Almost everything in Apple's line-up got a refresh this year, everything apart from the much-loved but seemingly rejected Mac Pro that is. But it seems like the cards might be changing for the once-king of the video editors' pile, as new graphics card support in the beta of OS X 10.8.3 hints strongly that this might be the Mac Pro's time, at last.

We can't take it as written, as driver support has come and gone in Apple's various developer betas of OS X in the past, and this isn't the first time support for AMD's Radeon HD 7000 series has popped up only to be removed on release. Having said that, the fact that it's been so long; that everything else has been refreshed, and that the driver support includes the high-end 'Tahiti' GPU, it just seems like the stars are finally aligning for the venerable Mac Pro.

Then again, does anyone still actually need the power that's on offer in the Mac Pro? Do iMacs suffice these days? [Netkas via MacRumors]