Apple wants you to know it hasn’t forgotten about hardcore Mac users. The company this week told a small group of journalists that it’s working on new iMac and Mac Pro desktop computers, both of which are said to be aimed at pro users. The former is expected to arrive this year, while the latter, which Apple says will be completely redesigned, is set to arrive in 2018 at the earliest.

To be clear: Apple doesn’t do this often. It doesn’t pre-announce new products, and it doesn’t go out of its way to prove it still loves its most ardent users. But after the tepid…