BY | June 2, 2013

WWDC is merely just over a week away and the interest for it is at its height. This year the enthusiasm for the World Wide Developers Conference was so high that all the tickets for the conference were sold in just over two minutes, a record of sort for any such conferences. Apple is unlike any company and it has dedicated fan following that goes to any length to make records. They want to get the tickets fastest and know if they are unable to get it in the first one or two minutes they don’t have any chance to get it from any other sources at any cost.

This is because of the fact that tickets for Apple events are not transferable and cannot be gifted. So a person who is eager to get into the conference they will have to get the tickets in their own names. The huge interest is not without reason. This is an occasion when Apple developers from around the world gather at one place and Cupertino based Apple makes many policy announcements during the event.

Reports suggest that the Cupertino based company may showcase a new upgrade to its Mac Pro workstation PC at WWDC 2013? Developments in market point to a real hope that a refurbished Mac Pro may be one of the prime candidates of the Apple developer conference this time. To be true, the machine has been more than 1,000 days old since its last biggest upgrade and Apple may most likely roll out a significant upgrade to the workstation PC. Mac Pro is currently not available easily with Apple’s third party vendors. It is facing huge shortage with all major vendors, implying that it is quite near to get a new upgrade. As per MacTrast, the lower end quad-core 3.2GHz version of Mac Pro is out of stock at many vendors like MacMall, B&H Photo, CDW, Adorama, J&R Electronics and more.

Several Apple Mac pro resellers have no PC from Apple in stock. The major Apple reseller Amazon.com has only nine pieces of the entry level Mac Pro in stock. Likewise, retailers such as Frys, Best Buy and MicroCenter also have limited number of units for sale. As per analysts, it just indicates that Apple is about to upgrade the machine, quite likely at its upcoming developer conference, which is to be held in San Francisco from June 10 to June 14. Mac Pro got a minor upgrade at the last year WWDC. The upgrade only brought a slight processor bump and a little more, which attracted huge customer dissatisfaction. Responding to the grievance, official Apple sources then promised a major upgrade for the machine in 2013. Thus, the new Mac Pro might possibly be one of the showpieces of WWDC 2013.

But notwithstanding the enthusiasm about the Mac Pro workstation, there is still no info as what sort of processor will power the new Mac Pro? It is still confusing, because the new member to the Intel’s high-end Xeon chips, the Ivy Bridge-E will only come into market around September only. So, maybe, it will be coming with the current Sandy Bridge-E chips or Apple may wait for a while for the new Ivy Bridge-E chips. So let’s wait for another four weeks.

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