Apple Mulling Preview of New Modular Mac Pro at WWDC in June

Apple is considering previewing its upcoming redesigned Mac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report by Bloomberg today.

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Apple has said it is working on a high-end high-throughput modular ‌Mac Pro‌ for its pro user base that will be easily upgradable and will feature components for the most system intensive tasks.

According to sources who spoke to well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple has "internally weighed previewing a new version of the high-end ‌Mac Pro‌" at this year's WWDC, although no firm decision appears to have been made.

According to executives Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller, Apple is committed to making the ‌Mac Pro‌ the highest-end desktop system able to accommodate VR and high-end cinema production. Apple has also put together a "Pro Workflow Team" to tailor the ‌Mac Pro‌ and other Apple products to its professional users.

The modular workstation is expected to ship alongside an upcoming Apple-branded pro display, which rumors suggest will be 31.6 inches with a 6K resolution and have "outstanding picture quality" enabled through a new Mini LED-like backlighting design.

We still have no word on when in 2019 the ‌Mac Pro‌ is coming, but Apple did promise a 2019 launch date in early 2018. If it's anything like the last ‌Mac Pro‌ in 2013, we should indeed get further information at WWDC, which Apple is planning to hold from June 3 to June 7 in San Jose, California, based on permit filings uncovered by MacRumors.

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Top Rated Comments

obiwan Avatar
71 months ago
Apple are just 'mulling' this over?? Their lack of commitment to the Pro market is astounding (but sadly not surprising)!!
Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joiwomcow Avatar
71 months ago
Why is this so hard? There are a million companies making modular, upgradeable chassis for professionals. I have one sitting under my desk, running Linux. This is not a laptop where every millimetre counts.
Life only becomes difficult when Apple makes proprietary machines that are impossible to service, upgrade, or repair (macbook pro, imac pro, current mac pro). But that's not the goal this time, right Apple? ....Apple?
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Heineken Avatar
71 months ago
I have a feeling people will be disappointed.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JeffPerrin Avatar
71 months ago
Apple is really over-thinking this. Mac Pro is a truck to get work done, and all it's drivers want is a modern cheese grater-style tower. :rolleyes:
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeboss Avatar
71 months ago
sure... and it will be available at the end of december 2019 :rolleyes:
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
YaBe Avatar
71 months ago
If they keep waiting they won't have anyone left to sell it to... I mean people move on.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)