Apple adjusts Mac Pro pricing, but you still shouldn’t buy it

Apple has issued a mea culpa over the Mac Pro, telling a number of publications that it’s “sorry” there was a “pause in upgrades and updates” for the device — introduced in 2013 and stagnant ever since. The company says a new Mac Pro is coming, but in the meantime, it’s switched up pricing and components of existing models to give customers a slightly better deal.

The designs for the Pro are unchanged, but the new entry-level $ 2,999 model now comes with a six-core Xeon Processor (the old model had a four-core chip), dual Fire Pro D500 GPUs (instead of D300s) and 16GB of memory. The high-end $ 3,999 Mac Pro ups the processor to an eight-core model, and bumps up those D500 GPUs to D700s.

As far as upgrades go, this is minimal. All Apple…

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