updated 02:56 pm EST, Mon December 3, 2012
Head of music apps denies rumors of layoffs
Apple is "hard at work" on a new version of Logic Pro, according to the company's head of music product marketing, Xander Soren. Last week, a rumor originating from a Pro Tools enthusiast website suggested that Apple was firing most of its professional audio software group, which if true would likely mean the end for Logic. Although other reports have since dismissed the claim, a MacRumors reader says he emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook, who then passed his concerns on to Soren.
"Nicholas, thanks for your email," reads Soren's response. "As the lead for our music creation apps, I always want to hear what our users are thinking. I want to assure you the team is still in place and hard at work on the next version of Logic Pro." Various other industry insiders have also disputed the claim.
Apple has, however, been seen to have neglected Logic for years. The last major release, like that of the iWork suite, came in 2009, and since then the most the company has done is add 64-bit support, move the app to the Mac App Store, and post minor maintenance updates.