What I'm about to say is pure rumor. These are two pieces of industry gossip that seem to make more sense when heard back to back. And I've heard these a week apart, from two people that are very knowledgeable.
RUMOR 1: Avid may stop supporting MAC in the next year. Not definite. But possible.
RUMOR 2: MAC may stop making towers. No more Mac Pros.
Heard back to back. They make sense. Don't you think?
On the other hand, they don't. Avid is courting Final Cut users madly, so to have them abandon MAC now is weird. And while APPLE makes much more off it s consumer products, surely it still makes a profit of its wildly popular Mac Pro towers right? (at least in the design world).
Or maybe APPLE doesn't make enough off of Mac Pro's and they will cut them loose, like Final Cut.
And maybe Avid doesn't want to support an architecture that is only laptop based.
Again, this is rumor. But it's interesting nonetheless no?