Apple Says Rack-Mounted Version of New Mac Pro is Coming Soon, Pricing Starts at $6,499

Apple's new Mac Pro is now available to order, but the rack-mounted version of the computer remains listed as "coming soon" on Apple's online store, with pricing set to start at $6,499 in the United States.


The rack-mounted ‌Mac Pro‌ has repositioned handles and carries a $500 premium compared to the regular new ‌Mac Pro‌ tower, which starts at $5,999. As the description implies, this version of the ‌Mac Pro‌ is designed for rack deployment in edit bays, machine rooms, and other professional settings.

In a press release, Apple previously said the rack-mounted ‌Mac Pro‌ would be available this fall, which ends December 21. However, given the ambiguity of "coming soon," it is unknown if Apple will still meet that timeframe.

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6 weeks ago


$53k plus for top of the line!

Ask yourself who buys those.
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6 weeks ago


Ask yourself who buys those.

High end video editors.
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6 weeks ago


Ask yourself who buys those.


Special Effects companies, Movie and Television production studios and Editors for major studio films. VR content creators. Music production studios. Live Music and event production companies. Video projection mapping systems. Servers for Artificial intelligence and deep learning systems. Bio-medicine /Scientific analysis, Aerospace engineering, Video Game Development. Engineers, App developers and architects to name a few of the fields where these machines will be used.
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6 weeks ago


$53k plus for top of the line!


I was just recently collecting quotes for a development lab here at work, and we were looking at three rack-mounted Dell servers priced at about $60,000 each.

For a Dell.

It's not that crazy, if that's the kind of power you need.
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6 weeks ago


High end video editors.

And companies, not individuals for the most part.
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6 weeks ago


Special Effects companies, Movie and Television production studios and Editors for major studio films. VR content creators. Music production studios. Live Music and event production companies. Video projection mapping systems. Servers for Artificial intelligence and deep learning systems. Bio-medicine /Scientific analysis, Aerospace engineering, Video Game Development. Engineers, App developers and architects to name a few of the fields where these machines will be used.

So, not the guy with 43 subscribers on his YouTube channel reviewing tech gear From 2017 and posting how expensive the maxed out version pro is on Apple forums?
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4 weeks ago


Why would you want to? I can't think of a single case where you wouldn't be better off running Linux.


Xcode continuous integration / continuous deployment build server.

iOS / iPadOS test device management as an added bonus.
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6 weeks ago
This is one of the smartest most intelligent offerings Apple has ever created, on top of once again creating the best tower available returning the pro cachet to Apple (something I've been harping on for more than a decade when Jobs first went down the path of iToys for iBrats. Sorry to sound like such a blathering fanboi, but apparently brevity is frowned upon here.
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6 weeks ago
The return of the server! We'll see how long they last this time around. Perhaps with the shared components (at the cost of a much larger size) this iteration will actually be better supported . . . and quieter!
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6 weeks ago
Can we use these as MacOS servers? Return of the XServe??
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