After months and months and over a year of waiting, I got my new computer today! Somewhere around September I broke down crying, telling my husband Mike that if I had to work on our seven year old iMac a day longer I was going to lose my mind. I think the rant included self inflicted death threats.
He told me there was rumor that Apple would be releasing a new Mac Pro tower in October, so why buy the old tower in September if we could just be patient a few weeks longer for the new one? A month felt like a lifetime, but the release came and went and no Mac Pro. Then he heard rumors of the tower being out before Christmas for the shopping season. Again, nothing came of it.
(I'm not sure if there ever really were such rumors, or if that Mike is just a really clever guy.)
January 15th is circled and starred on my calendar as *the* day, the day of all days, when the coveted machine would finally hit the market for real this time and... for once I was surprised.
Apple released it a week early!
I can feel the power even though it's not plugged in yet.