Apple's Revamped Mac Pro to Launch in December

Apple's new high-end modular Mac Pro is set to be released in December, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The launch timing of the ‌Mac Pro‌ was shared in a report on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which is set to come out as soon as tomorrow.

Apple unveiled the new 2019 ‌Mac Pro‌ in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but since then has not provided any details on its prospective release date.

A December launch would be in line with the launch of the 2013 ‌Mac Pro‌, which came out on December 18, and the 2017 iMac Pro, which came out on December 14.

The new ‌Mac Pro‌ is a designed for Apple's pro user base with a heavy focus on upgradeability and expansion. It features a traditional PC shape, but with an Apple-esque stainless steel frame with a lattice pattern that maximizes airflow.

The ‌Mac Pro‌ uses workstation-class Xeon processors with up to 28 cores, and it supports up to 1.5TB of high-performance memory. Pricing on the new ‌Mac Pro‌ will start at $6,000.

Alongside the ‌Mac Pro‌, Apple will likely launch the Pro Display XDR, which is a 32-inch 6K display with a resolution of 6016 x 3384 and more than 20 million pixels. Pricing on the Pro Display XDR will start at $5,000.

While Bloomberg has disclosed a December launch month for the ‌Mac Pro‌, there's still no word on a specific date. Given past launch timelines, it could come on either the week of the 9th or the week of the 16th.

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11 weeks ago

So much for “coming this fall”

Officially Fall ends on December 20.
Rating: 36 Votes
11 weeks ago
The top two stories on the MR front page right now are about a new Mac Pro and a new MacBook Pro.

This was a good day.
Rating: 26 Votes
11 weeks ago
Not to be that guy, but it’s pretty funny Apple made people wait years then said they would release the Mac Pro in 2019, and now they are probably going to release it at the very end of 2019.

Knowing Apple, all of the configurations probably won’t even be available and delivered until February or March.
Rating: 14 Votes
11 weeks ago
My work will be buying two of them! I, however, will just be buying the Thunderbolt and Lightning Pro cables lol.
Rating: 13 Votes
11 weeks ago
* the MacPro 2013 was announced at WWDC June 2013, released december 19,2013 (announced 1 day prior to release on the 18th)
* the iMacPro 2017 was announced at WWDC June 2017, released december 14th 2017 (announced two days prior to release on the 12th)
* the MacPro 2019 was announced at WWDC June 2019, released ??

So not sure what people were expecting

btw: Although, apple can surprise us. I’m wondering how much they are going off this pattern vs actual inside insight
Rating: 10 Votes
11 weeks ago
This machine isn't an impulse Christmas purchase.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 weeks ago

Officially Fall ends on December 20.

It’s hard to remember because stores start putting out Christmas decorations in September.
Rating: 7 Votes
11 weeks ago

This machine isn't an impulse Christmas purchase.

Hahaha, I don't know, this seems like a plausible check out at the Apple Store:

"OK, I guess I'll take this iPhone case, and can I get a gift card for $50? Oh wait, is that the new Mac Pro? Oh heck, why not, I'll take of one those too."
Rating: 6 Votes
11 weeks ago
Yay. Time to fill out that second mortgage application for the monitor and the stand.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 weeks ago

Didn‘t they originally say not before 2019?

Yes, in stages though you might say. In April 2017 Schiller said “you won’t see any of those products this year”, referring to the Mac Pro itself and the new pro display. He specifically did not say 2018 either, and that was well-noted at the time, with many assuming that if he meant 2018 he would have said so (e.g. something like “you won’t see it this year, but it’ll be here next year”).

Then in April 2018 they said “the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year”, which many took to mean December 2019, like the iMac Pro in 2017 and the 2013 Mac Pro before it.

At WWDC this year, they gave another schedule update, saying it would launch this fall—which again many assumed would be December. Reportedly we’ll have another update soon confirming the launch for next month.

It’s been a long time in the making, that’s for sure. Just a horrendous job overall of product management of the Mac Pro. Customers deserved better, and I’m hopeful we’ll get it going forward.
Rating: 6 Votes

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