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Happy 30th Birthday, Macintosh!

Friday, January 24th, 2014 | Author:

master_mac30The Mac officially turns 30 today, and Apple is celebrating in style with great home page imagery and cool Timeline and Your First Mac sections of the website. Of course, there’s also an awesome Apple video that celebrates the 30th birthday event.

Obviously, we’re huge “Mac heads” here at OWC, and we couldn’t be happier that the Mac has hit this major milestone. Many of us, and our customers, lived during the revolution and remember its launch. While some of us, and those newer to Mac, were born after 1984 and recognize that without the Mac, much of what we do today in computing would be vastly different. Just imagine if point and click didn’t exist, or if the Palm Treo was still the best “smartphone” around (iOS comes from OS X). It really is difficult to fathom. Article Continues…

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New Mac Pros Shipping Earlier Than Expected?!

Monday, December 30th, 2013 | Author:

While it has been well documented online that the new Mac Pro models hit a stock issue with orders being delayed, it looks like Apple is ramping up shipping times. One order we had that was delayed until January 2014 is showing that its shipping earlier.

So hopefully more fellow “Mac heads” out there will be receiving notice that their Mac Pros will be arriving early, and maybe early enough to take a tax write-off for 2013!

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What Do you Call 6 Displays and a 2013 Mac Pro? Fun!

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 | Author:

Well those 6 Thunderbolt ports on the back of the new Mac Pro were just staring me in the face to try ‘em all out. Since the new Mac Pro can do three 4k monitors, I thought it should be able to handle six 27″ displays. Yup, it sure did. All six 27″ 2560 x 1440 displays ran at full resolution. Five Dells, one Apple cinema display, all connected via mini DisplayPort.

Pretty cool. And there’s a little HDMI port left over as well. Hmmm…

We also have a Mac Pro 2013 Unboxing Gallery and a Mac Pro 2013 Tear Down Gallery

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Unboxing the New Mac Pro

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 | Author:

Merry Christmas to us! The first of our new Mac Pro models have arrived today so testing and benchmarking and product development can begin. But first, here’s a few unboxing photos of the 3.7 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon E5 for your visual pleasure…

OWC confirms Mac Pro 2013 processor is upgradeable.

We also connected 6 displays to the new Mac Pro and have a Mac Pro 2013 Tear Down Gallery

As always, follow the OWC Blog for industry coverage, tips, and more tricks for keeping your Apple products at their best. We’ll post back soon once we get some initial testing done on this beauty.

Hurry Up And Wait, The New Mac Pro Is … Near?

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Author: and

confused-GlobeWell it’s been an interesting few days on the Apple front. Yesterday, the company announced the Mac Pro will be available today and now most orders are pushed back to Jan. 2 or even Feb. 7. Delivery is all over the map with units scheduled to arrive on several different dates according to reports on rumors site.

In any case, it would be this author’s guess that there is something in the chain causing the delay (well duh, right?). Perhaps they just barely got those assembly lines going, or maybe they way, way underestimated the pent-up demand. It’s certainly possible the line just now got going, but Apple had to make its December 2013 promise happen.

Of course, being “Mac heads” we’re used to a certain level of reliability with Apple on these things. So if they were holding to ensure quality – and hey, quality is worth waiting for – they should just be up front about it. Announcing that it’s available when the demand is known, and then having delivery dates slip like that does not “available” make.

It’s hard to recall any major system introduction or order availability happening overnight and without fan fare. And the result was that the “early birds” got the Mac Pros, or at least will have them within a couple weeks, while everyone else waking up this morning will see backlogs stretching into February or longer (estimates say February as of the posting of this blog). This is particularly shocking for a system that’s been four years in the making and six months since it was first shown off at WWDC. Article Continues…

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