Following a flurry of announcements at WWDC today, Apple has quietly released upgrades to its Mac Pro line. This update will certainly please pro users, but will likely go completely unnoticed to the rest of the world — as it was completely omitted from Apple’s presentation.

The upgraded specs feature one 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeo processor in the Quad-Core model and two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processors in the 12-Core model. Here are all the details for the the new Mac Pros:

Quad-Core
One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor
6GB (three 2GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
18x SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
$2,499.00

12-Core
Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processors
12GB (six 2GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
18x SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
$3,799.00

Server
One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor
8GB (four 2GB) memory
Two 1TB hard drives1
OS X Lion Server
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
$2,999.00

As we mentioned above, this line is very important for a tiny niche of professional users – mainly audio and video editors, and would have led to quite a bit of uproar (from a vocal minority) if they had been discontinued.

Still, the future of this line is not exactly promising, given that they were completely ignored today. Over time, Mac Pros may be completely cast aside as sales stagnate or even decline.

Mac Pros

For more, check out TNW’s roundup of all the WWDC announcements!

 Apple appeases its power users with silent update to its Mac Pro line