A day after the iMac and Mac Pro (besides a spec-bump that popped up in the store) were neglected from this year’s slew of Mac announcements, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Forbes that new models and new designs of the iMac and Mac Pro are likely to release in 2013. Connie Guglielmo said today:

An Apple spokesman just told me that new models and new designs of the Mac Pro, as well as the iMac desktop, are in the works and will likely be released in 2013.

This confirms what New York Times’ columnist David Pogue said yesterday:

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.

And what Apple’s CEO Tim Cook supposedly told a reader via email:

  • Thanks for your email. Our Pro customers like you are really important to us. Although we didn’t have a chance to talk about a new Mac Pro at today’s event, don’t worry as we’re working on something really great for later next year. We also updated the current model today.
  • We’ve been continuing to update Final Cut Pro X with revolutionary pro features like industry leading multi-cam support and we just updated Aperture with incredible new image adjustment features.
  • We also announced a MacBook Pro with a Retina Display that is a great solution for many pros.
  • Tim

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