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    Sep 21, 2008
    Questions About Mac's Product Life Cycle
    I', absolutely considering the Mac Pro desktop, but I'm concerned about shelling out up to $3000.00 for a machine that was announced back in August of 2006. Something tells me that I should wait until Apple produces the latest and greatest considering the price points would be the same. I'm making the assumption that the cost would float around the same figure based on their pricing structure from one form factor to another (ie. Older Nano was the same price as the newest Nano the day before it came out, then overnight older Nano is cheaper).

    Any idea on Apples life cycle for their desktops? Any help would be appreciated and and flames would be ignored!

    - Face

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    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Why would we flame you

    Anyway as long as you have a functioning computer for now, and are comfortable to wait then it may be next month, all speculation of course

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    KeithTeeple's Avatar
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    Sep 02, 2008
    Burlington, Ontario
    2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM MacBook, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Apple desktops last around 5-6 years. Most Apple's do. Just because of the way they they're built, instead of buying a new computer every couple of years, all you have to do is buy the new software. It's much easier that way.

    Press any key to continue, or any other key to cancel.

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    Apr 27, 2008
    MBP 2.5 Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2, 17" Hi-Res Display ; iPhone 3G 2.1
    check out this link before purchasing any new apple products: http//
    "Sure, I could compare PCs to Macs. But I make it a point to never argue about religion."

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    Jun 25, 2005
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    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    The other site to check release histories, and specs, is Here is the profiles link.
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    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

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    macgig's Avatar
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    Mar 15, 2006
    20" 2007 Aluminum iMac 2.0 Ghz | 4 GB ram | 10.6.8
    I'm sure I said this before somewhere on this site, but...

    My former G4 sawtooth (desktop tower) I sold last year to a friend, still running today at 8 yrs old... like a champ.

    I did many upgrades on that mac myself, including major surgery (processor upgrade)... not a single problem with that mac today.

    8 yrs old and counting, never needing a repair. that's pretty amazing I think.

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