On June 3, the non-annual conference for WWDC developers (MacDigger has traditionally led the live broadcast) Apple announced a new Mac Pro – for the first time since 2013. Unlike the previous model, the new Mac Pro is built in the case of classic outlines. It feels continuity with respect to Mac Pro 2006 and PowerMac G5. Johnny Ive told about the main engineering solutions: a relief grille on the front panel with a special three-dimensional texture, a stainless steel frame and the ability to install wheels for transportation. The body can be disassembled in one simple motion – just turn the handle on top. Mac Pro is not prone to problems with overheating due to three large coolers and a large number of radiators. Inside the powerful Apple computer is hiding:
- up to 1.5 TB of RAM (12 slots provided);
- 28-core 56-thread Intel Xeon W;
- up to 4 TB SSD;
- up to four graphics processors (up to 500 W) with MPX module: you can stream three streams at once to 8K;
- 1.4 kW power supply;
- eight PCI Express slots.
A pair of Mac Pro makes a new monitor – Pro Display XDR.
The 32-inch 6K display with a resolution of 6016×3384 pixels is equipped with three USB-C ports and one Thunderbolt 3. The cost of the monitor itself is $ 4,999 ($ 5,999 for the version with an innovative anti-reflective coating). To fully use the Pro Display XDR, you will have to purchase the Pro Stand vertical stand ($ 999) and the VESA mount ($ 199).
A set of Mac Pros in top configuration and Pro Display XDR, according to calculations by The Verge, will cost at least $ 35,000.
The new Apple computer will go on sale in the fall of 2019.