The 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…
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!
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
Apple didn’t waste any time in issuing a firmware update for its Mac Pro (Late 2013) models.
Right when you get your hands on the shiny new cylindrical machine, there’ll be a firmware update waiting for it, according to several rumor sites. Apple says the update will improve system reliability during reboot, resolve an issue with memory self-test, and improve graphics power management when using Boot Camp.
The update can be downloaded directly from the Apple Support site.
And don’t be fooled by the silver Mac Pro image on Apple’s firmware info page.
The upgrade is indeed intended for the cylindrical 2013 Mac Pro with Model ID: MacPro6,1. Just a little Mac Pro image faux pas. :)
Update: Apple has corrected the Mac Pro image associated with the update.
We got our hands on the latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch model with Retina display.