Apple Shares Detailed Technical Overviews of Pro Display XDR and Mac Pro

Apple today shared two new "Technical Overview" white papers that take an extensive look into the technology and feature set of the Pro Display XDR and the Mac Pro.

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Available as PDFs, the Mac Pro overview and the Pro Display XDR overview (via 9to5Mac) walk through key features and components, with ultra detailed rundowns on every component. The ‌Mac Pro‌ overview highlights the lattice case, Intel Xeon W chip, GPUs, PCIe expansion slots, MPX module, I/O, T2 chip, SSD, and more.

Apple explains the reason for design choices made for the ‌Mac Pro‌, does a deep dive into performance, and lists technical specifications. Much of this information has previously been shared in product pages and marketing info provided by Apple, but this is the single most comprehensive source for ‌Mac Pro‌ info.

The Pro Display XDR white paper is similar, detailing display panel components, LED backlighting system, timing controller, display accuracy, reference modes, enclosure design mounting, and technical specifications.

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This information has also been previously shared by Apple for the most part, but again, the white paper is a useful place to see it all in one place.

These are useful resources for those who are interested in learning more about the ‌Mac Pro‌ and the Pro Display XDR ahead of purchase, and can be found through these PDF links: Pro Display XDR and Mac Pro.

Related Roundups: Mac Pro, Apple Pro Display XDR
Buyer's Guide: Mac Pro (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

Hexley Avatar
10 months ago
99.999% of those commenting in thread don’t own one neither can afford one. Nice thread though.

Those who claim they do "really dont".
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
10 months ago
0 mentions of NVIDIA, sadly.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
10 months ago


why invest $6500 Plus in this when as early as 2021 APPLE will be switching processors from Intel to it's own chip?
Thats called BATE and SWITCH marketing tactics
I'm staying with Intel. No way am I investing in all new software
Good LUCK Apple
Windows 10 here I come.

It might make more sense to run your Windows software on a PC. Depending on your choice of hardware, you could probably save some money. It’s been that way for decades.

But if your concern is the availability of software for Intel-based Macs, your concern is not well founded. There are well over 100 million Intel-based Macs. No developer is going to turn their back on that market.

Software availability would be a much more valid concern if you were planning to buy a Mac running an Apple ARM processor.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theLedger Avatar
10 months ago
It’s only a rumor at this point and any ARM based Mac would likely be a consumer focused item.
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bsbeamer Avatar
10 months ago
Radeon Pro W5700X mentioned throughout. Pricing hasn't been released and isn't even available to purchase yet... even though it's the recommended config for Sci/Tech and Developers on Page 38.

Then go to the end with note:
7. Some options may have delayed availability. See the Apple online store for current availability.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
10 months ago
Longer cables are coming, eventually:
https://iphone.appleinsider.com/articles/19/09/11/long-optical-thunderbolt-3-cables-are-coming-soon
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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