Tim Cook, in a Q&A on the company’s internal message board Apple Web, leaked to Matthew Panzarino:
The desktop is very strategic for us. It’s unique compared to the
notebook because you can pack a lot more performance in a desktop
— the largest screens, the most memory and storage, a greater
variety of I/O, and fastest performance. So there are many
different reasons why desktops are really important, and in some
cases critical, to people.
The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made
and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in
Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether
we’re committed to desktops. If there’s any doubt about that with
our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our
roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.
This doesn’t surprise me, but it’s good to hear it.
I’ll note that Cook only calls out the 5K iMac — no mention of the Mac Pro.