No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt. They’re even shipping the same two-year-old graphics cards. Same motherboard, slightly different CPU options from 2010.That’s it.
The message is clear: Apple doesn’t give a shit about the Mac Pro.
It’s a shame really. Now, don’t get me wrong, the new Retina MacBook Pro is the future of traditional computing. But if you’re a person who requires more than just “prosumer” power, you’ll find that the best options are going to be found outside of the Mac ecosystem. Which is a shame, considering Apple’s history within the creative industries.