Today was like an Apple ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah, with a bounty of dreamy new machines and upgrades unveiled in all their slim, retina-displaying, functionally superior glory. Not included among the redesign group, however, were the iMac and the Mac Pro (though Mac Pro did get a quiet, unannounced internal upgrade, in three configurations).
There's been lots of speculation that Apple is phasing out the desktop computer, which would seem to jibe with today's non-news. But that may be a hasty public opinion.
It looks like David Pogue may have lucked into a bit of unauthorized intel:
Many Apple observers also wonder if Apple thinks that desktop computers are dead, since not a word was said about the iMac and Mac Pro. An executive did assure me, however, that new models and new designs are under way, probably for release in 2013.
As yet, this is little more than a rumor from a reputable source. But, if true, this would suggest an entirely different perspective on the fate of the desktop computer. [NYT]