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Apple Says New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Are Coming in September [Updated]

Apple at WWDC 2019 last week unveiled its long-awaited redesigned Mac Pro along with a new Pro Display XDR. At the time, Apple said both products will be available to order in the fall, without providing a more specific timeframe.

Apple has since updated its website following the end of WWDC, however, revealing that the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are "coming in September." This date is listed on Apple's homepage in an overlay that pops open after clicking on "notify me" under each product, although only in the United States.

This date has yet to be listed outside of the United States, while the main Mac Pro page and other marketing materials still say "coming in the fall," so this may or may not be an error. We've reached out to Apple for comment.

The all-new ‌Mac Pro‌ is an absolute powerhouse with up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory, and eight PCIe expansion slots for maximum performance, expansion, and configurability.

The new design includes a stainless steel frame with smooth handles and an aluminum housing that lifts off for 360-degree access to the entire system. The housing also features a unique lattice pattern, which has already been referred to as a cheese grater, to maximize airflow and quiet operation.

Apple's Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch 6K monitor with a P3 wide color gamut and true 10-bit color support, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a super-wide, off-axis viewing angle.

The new ‌Mac Pro‌ will start at $5,999, while the Pro Display XDR will start at $4,999 with an optional $999 stand.

Update: Apple's homepage now says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ and Pro Display XDR are "coming this fall." It's unclear if the "September" timeframe was simply a mistake or prematurely-revealed information. We've yet to hear back from Apple.

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19 weeks ago
Great news for tens of dozens of people who will actually buy these. A vast majority of the creative individuals like video editors, musicians, photographers and graphic designers is priced out of the Mac Pro market.
Rating: 44 Votes
19 weeks ago

(Okay, okay, I know that this product is not for us and is for the real pros.)

For people who this Mac Pro is aimed to, the price they pay is quite affordable. No kidney drama!
Rating: 32 Votes
19 weeks ago
3 more months for us to sell our kidneys.

(Okay, okay, I know that this product is not for us and is for the real pros :p)
Rating: 23 Votes
19 weeks ago

Great news for tens of dozens of people who will actually buy these.

There are more Pros and companies with money than you think. Look for nice Mac growth when the numbers are reported.
Rating: 23 Votes
19 weeks ago
Much as I would like this, the price is just outrageous for a reasonably equipped machine. :)
Rating: 19 Votes
19 weeks ago

It's going to be a lot more than that. Remember who the Mac Pro is for: corporate purchasers and wealthy creatives. The former is primarily who it was designed for, and who can easily afford it.

Yeah, Disney isn't saying, "Wow, these are expensive."

First of all, professional equipment isn't cheap and those who buy it understand that. Go price an XDR comparable display and workstation. Apple actually is presenting tremendous value in this space. The $999 stand is the only questionable piece.

Secondly, money isn't the only determining factor for buying something, particularly when you have it. All cars are transportation, but BMWs, Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, etc deliver on metrics people care about.
Rating: 19 Votes
19 weeks ago

I’m ready! Just the desktop...not the monitor.

You can always go the cheaper route and hire someone to hold up the monitor for you while you work.
Rating: 18 Votes
19 weeks ago
I'm looking forward to buying a maxed-out Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, with rack mounting, just to schit-post on MacRumors. Safari will be so snappy, it'll break my neck.
Rating: 16 Votes
19 weeks ago
One thing people should learn is that the pro display does come with a monitor stand in the box. They won’t sell it to you without a stand... but it’s a basic stand. If you want the pro magnetic stand then you’ll have to pay extra.
Rating: 12 Votes
19 weeks ago

What’s the justification for the $999 monitor stand? I understand that if you’re spending almost $10000 on a monitor and computer together, another $999 isn’t a killer. But there’s nothing else special with that stand, right, other than being designed specifically for that monitor?

It does some telescoping and (I assume) is made of some very nice materials. Seems excessive to me, but I'm not the target audience.

I would assume that it's left out of the standard SKU for this because Apple has some kind of market research that says a large enough portion of their user base is going to use VESA and stick this thing on a wall or arm mount, so instead of making it $1,000 more expensive for everyone they just sell the stand separate and eat the mocking PR that comes along with it. I'm sure there's a decent segment of companies out there who are planning on picking these things up that are pretty jazzed they don't have to pay $6k for the monitor only to take the stand and stick it in a storage room.
Rating: 12 Votes

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