The Mac Pro is Apple’s halo car. It’s a chance for Apple to make the fastest, most powerful computer it can, besting its own past efforts and the efforts of its competitors, year after year. This is Apple’s space program, its moonshot. It’s a venue for new technologies to be explored.
The Mac Pro is becoming a bit of a dinosaur for the average consumer. People are moving to lower-powered devices such as tablets, not behemoth desktops. Most casual internet users may soon no longer need a desktop computer at all; the tablet has definitely proven a successful experiment. So where does this “Post-PC” era leave the very-PC Mac Pro?