Apple Throws Out the Rulebook for Its Unique Next-Gen Mac Pro

Apple Insider:

In previewing the professional-level computer, a rarity for Apple, it is assumed the company wanted to assuage concerns from some pro users who felt neglected after the company built multiple iMac and Mac mini refreshes without offering any major boost to the Mac Pro.

Agreed. I cannot recollect Apple offering a sneak peak at a product in any of its recent keynotes. Usually, they ship a few weeks later at the very most.