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William Hanselman 2019-06-03
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Apple just announced its new Mac Pro computer.

It's the first update to the Mac Pro line since 2013.

The computer will be available in the fall, starting at $5,999.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Apple just announced and showed off its new Mac Pro, a computer that hasn't been updated since 2013.

The new Mac Pro has a completely different design from the 2013 "trashcan" Mac Pro.

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Johnny Ament 2018-04-05
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After teasing that a new Mac Pro was in the works back in 2017, Apple convened another reporter roundtable to clear up any misconceptions people might have had about the Mac Pro timeline, and illustrate just what we should expect from the new and improved Mac Pro.

First off, it’s not coming in 2018.

Speaking with TechCrunch, Apple was quick to point out that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product.

To wait or not to wait

“We know that there’s a lot of customers today that are making purchase decisions on the iMac Pro and whether or not they should wait for the Mac Pro,” said Apple’s Tom Boger, speaking with TechCrunch.

“We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product.”

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Bob Sun 2019-06-05
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At $5,999, Apple's new Mac Pro is quite the investment for creators out there.

Apple wants to ease you in, literally letting you visualize your new life with the Mac Pro and $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor by creating a 3D render you can position on your desk or table.

If you own an iPhone ($1,000 at Best Buy) or iPad ($249 at Walmart) -- which, if you're considering a Mac Pro, I assume you do -- Apple's online store allows you to use AR to see the powerful computer on your desk (or wherever you may wish to put it).

To see the Mac Pro in your abode:

Head over to the device's page on Apple's site.

Scroll down and tap either See Mac Pro in AR or See Mac Pro Display XDR.

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Gary Johnson 2019-09-23
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Apple will continue manufacturing the Mac Pro in Austin, Texas, the company announced on Monday.

Media reports had suggested that the new Mac Pro, which was announced in June, might be manufactured in China.

The Mac Pro has been assembled in Austin since 2013, while most other Apple products are made in China.

Apple credited the federal government with helping make the announcement possible.

"The US manufacturing of Mac Pro is made possible following a federal product exclusion Apple is receiving for certain necessary components," Apple said in its announcement.

Our first-look photos of Apple’s new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR

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Brad Patterson 2019-06-28
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Apple is manufacturing the new Mac Pro in China, marking a change from the previous Mac Pro that was made in the US.

Apple made the previous Mac Pro in Austin, Texas, beginning in 2013.

But with the new Mac Pro unveiled this month being made in China, Apple is "shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the US as trade tensions escalate between the Trump administration and Beijing," The Wall Street Journal reported today.

"The tech giant has tapped contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to manufacture the $6,000 desktop computer and is ramping up production at a factory near Shanghai," according to the Journal's sources.

It’s really real: Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro

Apple told the Journal that it designs and engineers the new Mac Pro in the US and that the computer includes some US-made components.

collect
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Daniel Slye 2020-08-06
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In late 2019, the Mac Pro was delivered by Apple without wheels. It’s not that the computer needed wheels in the first place. The 2019 Mac Pro can sit on its bottom just fine. Apple released a package that one could purchase for the Mac Pro to add wheels to the computer: a product called “Apple Mac Pro Wheels Kit” … Continue reading
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Michelle Briggs 2019-06-03
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Apple wowed its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) crowd in San Jose, California, on Monday when it unveiled a glorious new Mac Pro stuffed with top-tier hardware specs such as a 28-core Intel Xeon processor and an Afterburner movie-editing graphics card.

Yeah, it totally looks like a cheese grater.

The new Mac Pro look is inspired by an earlier Mac Pro design that featured a boxy silver case with matching feet and handles.

That Pro had a mesh pattern on the front and back.

The big holes on the new Mac Pro give it an even more intense grater flair than the original model.

"Love the new Mac Pro design," wrote Harm Holting along with a photo of a classic box-style cheese grater.

collect
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Guy Moorhouse 2017-04-05
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Apple has uncharacteristically admitted that its innovative Mac Pro redesign missed its target market, confessing to single-digit sales shares and promising a ground-up rethink that brings back the modular nature demanded of professional-grade computing hardware and so badly missing from the current model.

Apple's Mac Pro range launched in 2006 with for-the-time high-end hardware - including dual Xeon processors and eight memory slots - in an eye-catching aluminium chassis.

While the internals changed over the years, the Mac Pro remained one of the most easily upgraded of all Apple's devices - until June 2013, when the new Mac Pro was unveiled.

Designed around a triangular central heatsink, the new Mac Pro was an undeniable feat of design and engineering: smaller by far than its predecessors or competition, quiet, and yet with still impressive specifications.

More than three years since its commercial availability, though, and the Mac Pro is looking long in the tooth and its design means that there's no easy way for owners to upgrade the hardware to keep their systems current.

That, Apple has admitted in a surprise press event, was a mistake - and one the company is looking to correct with a return to the old ways, designing a new-new Mac Pro which will ditch the innovative cylindrical form factor in favour of an easily-maintainable modular design reminiscent of the classic models.

collect
0
Zachary Stell 2018-03-29
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When you want something badly enough, you’ll do anything to get it.

For those tapping their feet waiting on the Mac Pro 2018, that means making one themselves – using six-year-old hardware.

ExtremeTech reports that third-party Mac hardware resellers, capitalizing on the impatience of Mac Pro-starved professionals and power users that were ill-served by the 2013 ‘trash can’ revision’s limitations, are offering upgraded 2012 Mac Pro 5.1 models to customers.

Essentially, these resellers are creating Hackintosh – the practice of building Macs from scratch using parts supported by macOS – Mac Pro models to appease the needs of an audience that Apple itself has promised to serve some time in 2018.

ExtremeTech cites a Danish reseller known as Big Little Frank having dedicated itself to offering up Mac machines built around the 2012 Mac Pro’s older processor platform.

No two Mac Pro editions are made alike

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Emmett Noble 2019-06-20
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Ever since Apple first announced its new, cheese grater-shaped take on the Mac Pro, one question has been on everyone’s mind: how well would the Mac Pro actually work as a $6,000-plus cheese grater?

Fortunately, we no longer have to wait, thanks to YouTube Winston Moy, who went and machined a replica of Apple’s new Mac Pro chassis to answer the question once and for all.

Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t do a great job, which sort of makes sense given the Mac Pro is not even remotely designed to grate cheese.

It’s designed to vent air from the inside of the Mac Pro, not turn hard cheeses into shredded bits to garnish a bowl of pasta.

But what Moy’s video does highlight is the level of detail and difficulty that Apple is putting into machining the Mac Pro grates.

It takes a fair amount of effort to get something close to Apple’s design on a much smaller scale, which helps put in perspective the level of engineering here involved in creating the chassis for the actual computer.

collect
0
James Mckinnis 2017-04-04
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Cupertino is looking at completely overhauling the Mac Pro desktop

Apple is due to update its iMac line of all-in-one desktop computers, with it planning to usher in a configuration for power-user professional workloads.

The Cupertino company is also looking at completely refreshing its Mac Pro desktop machine, with an emphasis on a more configurable design, while the Mac Pro in its current guise will get a solid specification refresh.

Apple will also release a ‘Pro Display’ for use with the desktop.

However, further details on the display and the next-generation Mac Pro, including pricing and a release date were not mentioned; the ‘new’ Mac Pro is expected 2018 at its very earliest.

“We’re going to begin making configurations of iMac specifically with the pro customer in mind,” Schiller was reported to have said, while shunning the idea of desktop touchscreens.

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Stephen Martinez 2019-06-03
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Sadly, this news was soon overshadowed by the insanely powerful new Mac Pro.

Pity the unfaithful who gave up on the long-neglected previous version of the Mac Pro and bought the recently upgraded iMac instead, because Apple has finally created a Mac Pro worthy of the name.

The look of the computer also harkens back to the design language used on the Mac Pro from two generations ago, which means that yes, Apple's top machine once again looks like a huge cheese grater.

The new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 for the 8-core model with 32 GB of RAM and a 256-GB solid-state drive.

That can be configured up to a 28-core model with 1.5 terabytes of RAM.

A new Pro Display XDR monitor—a new Apple product as well—to go along with your workstation will set you back another $4,999 for the base model, bringing the cost of a full setup to $11,000.

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William Garza 2019-06-03
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Apple took the hood off the new Mac Pro at its 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference.

Starting at $6,000, the computer is similar in design to the Power Mac G5 that launched in 2003.

The new Mac Pro will be available this fall.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

At its 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple took the hood off the new Mac Pro, which will be available this fall.

collect
0
Marc Leonard 2017-04-04
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In a highly unusual move from Apple, the company passed during the Tuesday out and told me that the Mac Pro was "a mistake".

the Design limited the possibilities, and now, the plan is for a brand new model, as well as a new screen.

In anticipation of a truly new Mac Pro, Apple has, after three years, mildly updated its Mac Pro.

Or reduced prices, depending on how you see it.

Now get the Mac Pro-the buyer is a sexkärnig Intel Xeon cpu and dual D500 graphics cards, for the same price as previously purchased a fyrkärning processor and dual D300 cards.

the Amount of ram has also gone up from 12 GB to 16 GB.

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Danny Duck 2018-04-05
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If you were holding out for that new Mac Pro this year, either pick up an iMac Pro or hold out for a bit longer.

Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that the Mac Pro release date will land somewhere in 2019.

“We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product,” Apple Senior Director of Mac Hardware Product Marketing Tom Boger said to TechCrunch.

“It’s not something for this year.”

To be clear, Apple wisely never explicitly promised a Mac Pro release for 2018 in its earlier messaging.

Simply, Apple Phil Schiller said in early 2017 that they “want to do something great … that will take longer than this year to do.”

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Charles Houston 2019-07-23
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Apple is requesting that the Trump administration exclude parts for its new Mac Pro computer from tariffs imposed on imports from China, Bloomberg reported.

The news comes just after reports suggested Apple is moving its production of the Mac Pro from Texas to China.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Apple is asking the Trump administration to omit components for its new Mac Pro computer from tariffs imposed on goods imported from China, according to Bloomberg.

The report, which cites public filings posted by the Office of US Trade Representative, indicates that Apple is asking for parts such as the computer's stainless steel frame, internal cables and circuit boards, wheels, and power supplies to be pardoned from the tariff.

The filings do not mention the Mac Pro by name.

collect
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William Hanselman 2019-06-03
img

Apple just announced its new Mac Pro computer.

It's the first update to the Mac Pro line since 2013.

The computer will be available in the fall, starting at $5,999.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Apple just announced and showed off its new Mac Pro, a computer that hasn't been updated since 2013.

The new Mac Pro has a completely different design from the 2013 "trashcan" Mac Pro.

Bob Sun 2019-06-05
img

At $5,999, Apple's new Mac Pro is quite the investment for creators out there.

Apple wants to ease you in, literally letting you visualize your new life with the Mac Pro and $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor by creating a 3D render you can position on your desk or table.

If you own an iPhone ($1,000 at Best Buy) or iPad ($249 at Walmart) -- which, if you're considering a Mac Pro, I assume you do -- Apple's online store allows you to use AR to see the powerful computer on your desk (or wherever you may wish to put it).

To see the Mac Pro in your abode:

Head over to the device's page on Apple's site.

Scroll down and tap either See Mac Pro in AR or See Mac Pro Display XDR.

Brad Patterson 2019-06-28
img

Apple is manufacturing the new Mac Pro in China, marking a change from the previous Mac Pro that was made in the US.

Apple made the previous Mac Pro in Austin, Texas, beginning in 2013.

But with the new Mac Pro unveiled this month being made in China, Apple is "shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the US as trade tensions escalate between the Trump administration and Beijing," The Wall Street Journal reported today.

"The tech giant has tapped contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to manufacture the $6,000 desktop computer and is ramping up production at a factory near Shanghai," according to the Journal's sources.

It’s really real: Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro

Apple told the Journal that it designs and engineers the new Mac Pro in the US and that the computer includes some US-made components.

Michelle Briggs 2019-06-03
img

Apple wowed its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) crowd in San Jose, California, on Monday when it unveiled a glorious new Mac Pro stuffed with top-tier hardware specs such as a 28-core Intel Xeon processor and an Afterburner movie-editing graphics card.

Yeah, it totally looks like a cheese grater.

The new Mac Pro look is inspired by an earlier Mac Pro design that featured a boxy silver case with matching feet and handles.

That Pro had a mesh pattern on the front and back.

The big holes on the new Mac Pro give it an even more intense grater flair than the original model.

"Love the new Mac Pro design," wrote Harm Holting along with a photo of a classic box-style cheese grater.

Zachary Stell 2018-03-29
img

When you want something badly enough, you’ll do anything to get it.

For those tapping their feet waiting on the Mac Pro 2018, that means making one themselves – using six-year-old hardware.

ExtremeTech reports that third-party Mac hardware resellers, capitalizing on the impatience of Mac Pro-starved professionals and power users that were ill-served by the 2013 ‘trash can’ revision’s limitations, are offering upgraded 2012 Mac Pro 5.1 models to customers.

Essentially, these resellers are creating Hackintosh – the practice of building Macs from scratch using parts supported by macOS – Mac Pro models to appease the needs of an audience that Apple itself has promised to serve some time in 2018.

ExtremeTech cites a Danish reseller known as Big Little Frank having dedicated itself to offering up Mac machines built around the 2012 Mac Pro’s older processor platform.

No two Mac Pro editions are made alike

James Mckinnis 2017-04-04
img

Cupertino is looking at completely overhauling the Mac Pro desktop

Apple is due to update its iMac line of all-in-one desktop computers, with it planning to usher in a configuration for power-user professional workloads.

The Cupertino company is also looking at completely refreshing its Mac Pro desktop machine, with an emphasis on a more configurable design, while the Mac Pro in its current guise will get a solid specification refresh.

Apple will also release a ‘Pro Display’ for use with the desktop.

However, further details on the display and the next-generation Mac Pro, including pricing and a release date were not mentioned; the ‘new’ Mac Pro is expected 2018 at its very earliest.

“We’re going to begin making configurations of iMac specifically with the pro customer in mind,” Schiller was reported to have said, while shunning the idea of desktop touchscreens.

William Garza 2019-06-03
img

Apple took the hood off the new Mac Pro at its 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference.

Starting at $6,000, the computer is similar in design to the Power Mac G5 that launched in 2003.

The new Mac Pro will be available this fall.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

At its 2019 Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple took the hood off the new Mac Pro, which will be available this fall.

Danny Duck 2018-04-05
img

If you were holding out for that new Mac Pro this year, either pick up an iMac Pro or hold out for a bit longer.

Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that the Mac Pro release date will land somewhere in 2019.

“We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product,” Apple Senior Director of Mac Hardware Product Marketing Tom Boger said to TechCrunch.

“It’s not something for this year.”

To be clear, Apple wisely never explicitly promised a Mac Pro release for 2018 in its earlier messaging.

Simply, Apple Phil Schiller said in early 2017 that they “want to do something great … that will take longer than this year to do.”

Johnny Ament 2018-04-05
img

After teasing that a new Mac Pro was in the works back in 2017, Apple convened another reporter roundtable to clear up any misconceptions people might have had about the Mac Pro timeline, and illustrate just what we should expect from the new and improved Mac Pro.

First off, it’s not coming in 2018.

Speaking with TechCrunch, Apple was quick to point out that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product.

To wait or not to wait

“We know that there’s a lot of customers today that are making purchase decisions on the iMac Pro and whether or not they should wait for the Mac Pro,” said Apple’s Tom Boger, speaking with TechCrunch.

“We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product.”

Gary Johnson 2019-09-23
img

Apple will continue manufacturing the Mac Pro in Austin, Texas, the company announced on Monday.

Media reports had suggested that the new Mac Pro, which was announced in June, might be manufactured in China.

The Mac Pro has been assembled in Austin since 2013, while most other Apple products are made in China.

Apple credited the federal government with helping make the announcement possible.

"The US manufacturing of Mac Pro is made possible following a federal product exclusion Apple is receiving for certain necessary components," Apple said in its announcement.

Our first-look photos of Apple’s new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR

Daniel Slye 2020-08-06
img
In late 2019, the Mac Pro was delivered by Apple without wheels. It’s not that the computer needed wheels in the first place. The 2019 Mac Pro can sit on its bottom just fine. Apple released a package that one could purchase for the Mac Pro to add wheels to the computer: a product called “Apple Mac Pro Wheels Kit” … Continue reading
Guy Moorhouse 2017-04-05
img

Apple has uncharacteristically admitted that its innovative Mac Pro redesign missed its target market, confessing to single-digit sales shares and promising a ground-up rethink that brings back the modular nature demanded of professional-grade computing hardware and so badly missing from the current model.

Apple's Mac Pro range launched in 2006 with for-the-time high-end hardware - including dual Xeon processors and eight memory slots - in an eye-catching aluminium chassis.

While the internals changed over the years, the Mac Pro remained one of the most easily upgraded of all Apple's devices - until June 2013, when the new Mac Pro was unveiled.

Designed around a triangular central heatsink, the new Mac Pro was an undeniable feat of design and engineering: smaller by far than its predecessors or competition, quiet, and yet with still impressive specifications.

More than three years since its commercial availability, though, and the Mac Pro is looking long in the tooth and its design means that there's no easy way for owners to upgrade the hardware to keep their systems current.

That, Apple has admitted in a surprise press event, was a mistake - and one the company is looking to correct with a return to the old ways, designing a new-new Mac Pro which will ditch the innovative cylindrical form factor in favour of an easily-maintainable modular design reminiscent of the classic models.

Emmett Noble 2019-06-20
img

Ever since Apple first announced its new, cheese grater-shaped take on the Mac Pro, one question has been on everyone’s mind: how well would the Mac Pro actually work as a $6,000-plus cheese grater?

Fortunately, we no longer have to wait, thanks to YouTube Winston Moy, who went and machined a replica of Apple’s new Mac Pro chassis to answer the question once and for all.

Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t do a great job, which sort of makes sense given the Mac Pro is not even remotely designed to grate cheese.

It’s designed to vent air from the inside of the Mac Pro, not turn hard cheeses into shredded bits to garnish a bowl of pasta.

But what Moy’s video does highlight is the level of detail and difficulty that Apple is putting into machining the Mac Pro grates.

It takes a fair amount of effort to get something close to Apple’s design on a much smaller scale, which helps put in perspective the level of engineering here involved in creating the chassis for the actual computer.

Stephen Martinez 2019-06-03
img

Sadly, this news was soon overshadowed by the insanely powerful new Mac Pro.

Pity the unfaithful who gave up on the long-neglected previous version of the Mac Pro and bought the recently upgraded iMac instead, because Apple has finally created a Mac Pro worthy of the name.

The look of the computer also harkens back to the design language used on the Mac Pro from two generations ago, which means that yes, Apple's top machine once again looks like a huge cheese grater.

The new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 for the 8-core model with 32 GB of RAM and a 256-GB solid-state drive.

That can be configured up to a 28-core model with 1.5 terabytes of RAM.

A new Pro Display XDR monitor—a new Apple product as well—to go along with your workstation will set you back another $4,999 for the base model, bringing the cost of a full setup to $11,000.

Marc Leonard 2017-04-04
img

In a highly unusual move from Apple, the company passed during the Tuesday out and told me that the Mac Pro was "a mistake".

the Design limited the possibilities, and now, the plan is for a brand new model, as well as a new screen.

In anticipation of a truly new Mac Pro, Apple has, after three years, mildly updated its Mac Pro.

Or reduced prices, depending on how you see it.

Now get the Mac Pro-the buyer is a sexkärnig Intel Xeon cpu and dual D500 graphics cards, for the same price as previously purchased a fyrkärning processor and dual D300 cards.

the Amount of ram has also gone up from 12 GB to 16 GB.

Charles Houston 2019-07-23
img

Apple is requesting that the Trump administration exclude parts for its new Mac Pro computer from tariffs imposed on imports from China, Bloomberg reported.

The news comes just after reports suggested Apple is moving its production of the Mac Pro from Texas to China.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Apple is asking the Trump administration to omit components for its new Mac Pro computer from tariffs imposed on goods imported from China, according to Bloomberg.

The report, which cites public filings posted by the Office of US Trade Representative, indicates that Apple is asking for parts such as the computer's stainless steel frame, internal cables and circuit boards, wheels, and power supplies to be pardoned from the tariff.

The filings do not mention the Mac Pro by name.