Biggest Moments in Macintosh Computer History: The New Mac Pro
Last on the list of big moments in Macintosh computer history is the new Mac Pro. Sure, Apple’s Mac turns 30 today … but the company itself began a new era in 2011 when Steve Jobs stepped down and was replaced by Tim Cook as CEO.
Naturally, there were many questions about whether Cook could step into Jobs’ shoes and continue Apple’s success. After all, the iPhone, iPod, iPad, every Mac notebook and Apple desktop in the current product line had been overseen by Jobs.
The new Mac Pro is the first all-new Apple desktop released under the Tim Cook reign and that in itself is noteworthy. Beyond that, the Apple Mac Pro is a showcase for Jonathan Ives’ design talents, an affirmation of Apple’s commitment to the professional users that made the Mac’s 30th birthday a reality, an announcement that Apple is capable of producing one of the most powerful PCs on the market and a response to the “Made in China” criticism leveled at many high-tech companies today. Remember, the new Mac Pro is made in the U.S. at an Apple facility in Austin, Texas.
The company is not likely to sell a lot of Mac Pros (this is one expensive Apple desktop), but the new Mac Pro is symbolic in many ways and deserves a nod on the day that Apple’s original Macintosh computer turns 30.
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