The Mac Pro Might Not Be Around Much Longer

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The days of the Mac Pro may be numbered, reports AppleInsider.

Sales of Apple’s high-powered desktop have tapered off so dramatically, both in the business and consumer markets, that it may no longer be a profitable computer for Apple to manufacture and support.

If it were to drop the Mac Pro line, Apple’s iMacs and Mac Minis have gotten powerful enough that they could step in to fill the gap.

If it feels like all the attention is on Apple laptops, you’re not far off — in the company’s last earnings call CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed that laptops account for 74% of Apple’s computer sales.

This wouldn’t be the first time Apple ditched a product that people wouldn’t buy — about a year ago, the company walked away from selling Xserve, a line of rack unit computers to be used as servers, when there wasn’t enough consumer interest.

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